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Videos & Photos: Six Lexington high school graduates get diplomas, celebrate

Images from the 2018 Lafayette High School graduation

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Lafayette High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on May 31, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.
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Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Lafayette High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on May 31, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

A record number of seniors graduated from Lexington's six high schools over two days of ceremonies in Rupp Arena.

The Fayette County Schools' class of 2018 has 2,781 members. That is a 45 percent increase from 10 years ago, when the class of 2008 had 1,924 graduates.

Lafayette, Dunbar and Tates Creek graduated their largest classes to date. See photos of the celebrations in these six videos. The graduations included some controversy. Outraged mom: Some seniors turned away from this Lexington high school's graduation.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on May 31, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Henry Clay High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Frederick Douglass High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Bryan Station High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Tates Creek High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018.

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