By: Anni Ashworth
This year’s graduation is going above and beyond. With the biggest class that Ripley has had in years leaving they were basically expected to go out with a bang. No one was expecting them to go out this big, however.
Basically everyone at Ripley High has been curious about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn, Blue Ivy Carter; we’ve all been waiting for her big appearance. But to every ones’ surprise the couple has decided to make the baby’s first real appearance in little Ripley, West Virginia. The couple announced that they will be speaking at the 2012 graduation. That surprise is big enough, but the couple also decided to introduce their baby to the world at the ceremony too.
“We wanted to make her introduction to the celebrity world in the smallest way possible. Ripley is a cute, small, calm environment that was a perfect fit,” Beyoncé commented to local reporters.
The couple will be speaking at the graduation ceremony on May 25th. They will follow their speeches with performances at Project Graduation to help keep seniors in the night after they graduate. RHS is looking forward to the surprising visit.