Mother and daughter duo graduate and receive diplomas together


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two Cape Fear Community College students had a unique graduation, as a mother and daughter walked across the stage together.

Lori Simme and her daughter Brooklyn Simme not only celebrated their achievements, they also did it together.

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The mother and daughter duo took classes together and said it was a great experience. Lori said her daughter was an inspiration and they encouraged each other. Walking together was a moment they said they will never forget.

“I’m beyond excited. I’m proud of my daughter, I’m proud of myself and it’s overwhelming. I’m relieved of a lot of stress, but it’s been an experience, a great journey and not very many parents get to experience that with their child,” Lori Simme said.

She also said it is never too late to go back to school. Her daughter is continuing her education at ECU in the fall.

Congrats to all the grads!