Three german students got sued by their alma mater for 10,000€ because they graduated “too fast”. They completed their bachelors and masters degree within 4 instead of 11 semesters by attending different lectures and sharing notes. Then they founded a ghostwriting agency.
Eva Mae Bradbury was the only member of her graduating class at the public school in Ada, Kansas. The school nevertheless put on a full commencement program for her, attended by 150 people, which was about the entire population of Ada.
Elementary school children in Japan came together online by creating a virtual graduation ceremony in a Minecraft-rendered graduation hall with students attending as Minecraft avatars.
Kids from the Ho Chunk nation receive $200,000 upon turning 18 and graduating. The money comes from profits from the casinos. Many of the recipients end up blowing the money fast with little to show for it.
A man graduated from Columbia after performing his janitorial duties at the school full-time for 12 years.