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D.C. twins graduate at the top of their class

A pair of Washington, D.C. twins will graduate at the top of their class this week. Mickay and Rickay Thompson, who is also a mom, will share the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of H.D. Woodson High School. 

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Prep school holds ceremony for first graduating class

A Chicago high school celebrated its first graduating class on Monday when 119 students walked across the stage. Members of Johnson College Prep cheered as they took their first steps as high school graduates. The school is located on Chicago’s south side in the Englewood community. 

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Son weeps tears of joy when deployed dad surprises him at graduation

A Pennsylvania high school graduation was brought to a complete standstill after a U.S. Army sergeant surprised his son at the ceremony. U.S. Army Sgt. Owen Neuville was deployed to Afghanistan a few months ago, but he managed to arrive just in time for his son Dashaun’s big moment. 

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Military dad surprises daughter at college graduation

A recent college grad got the shock of her life when her dad surprised her at her graduation. Ruby Robinson, a graduate of the Columbia Engineering School, assumed that her father, U.S. Army Reserve Captain Keith Robinson, would not be able to attend the ceremony due to deployment in Afghanistan. 

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Update: Georgia senior who pulled yearbook prank allowed to walk across stage

Paris Gray, the Georgia high school senior, whose participation in graduation activities was put in limbo because of her yearbook quote, will get to attend graduation. According to a school spokesperson, Gray was never punished, and the idea that she would not get to participate in graduation festivities was a “miscommunication.” 

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Senior may be banned from graduation for clever yearbook joke

A Georgia teen slated to graduate next week may be banned from walking across the stage after a yearbook prank. Paris Gray, senior class vice president, member of SADD, the Beta Club, and a leader on campus, says she received an in-school suspension for a science prank she pulled. 

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Rutgers takes back invitation for paralyzed football player to speak at commencement

On Saturday, Eric LeGrand got wonderful news. Rutgers University, his alma mater wanted him to give this year’s commencement speech later this month. The decision came after former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice announced that she would not be giving the speech, after a wave of protests from faculty and students at the school. It […]

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For fourth straight year, Chicago high school graduates all college-bound

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Chicago hasn’t been receiving the best attention for its educational offerings to students in the city. But one college preparatory academy is continuing to make leaps and bounds. For the fourth straight year, Urban Prep Charter Academies’ campuses in Englewood and University Village will be sending its entire senior class to college this fall. 

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Graduation Part IV: Building Up Youth

“I fear death, I’m young I have a whole life ahead of me, I don’t want to start gang-banging and then people are killing people for no reason now. So it’s like I don’t want to gang-bang and walk down the street and get killed,  that takes away my life…but It’s going to hurt the […]

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New documentary explores high school dropout epidemic

While the high school dropout rate has declined over time, it is still an epidemic. A documentary, executive produced by Usher and created by Jason Pollack, seeks to explore the trend in hopes of keeping our youth in school.

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