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Stories with subject: Graduation ceremonies
  • SCI-Greene inmates forge bond training service dogs 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:25 am

    WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania - The 15 inmates chosen to train Labrador retriever service dogs at the state prison in Greene didn't get much sleep the first night that five puppies spent in their block in March 2014.

  • NYC mayor's son and campaign star graduates from high school 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:39 pm

    NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was propelled to office in part by a campaign ad featuring his son talking about racial injustice, spoke at the teenager's graduation ceremony on Friday and returned to that theme, imploring students not to give in to cynicism in the wake of the South Carolina church shooting.

  • 93-year-old attends Stanford graduation decades later 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:08 pm

    STANFORD, California - Bonnie "Chuck" Gould got a master's degree in education from Stanford University in 1954, but it wasn't until this week that the 93-year-old formally graduated.

  • 3 VIP speakers, 8 speeches: What will the grads remember? story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 10:20 am

    WASHINGTON - Graduation season is winding down. The caps and gowns are being tossed aside, the diplomas propped on the mantle. Already, memories of commencement speeches are getting fuzzy, even some of those delivered by big-name speakers. But among the eight commencement addresses given this year by three of the biggest names - President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden - a few moments stood out that may last a little longer. A look back:

  • School superintendent drops graduation cheering charges 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:33 pm

    SENATOBIA, Mississippi - A Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation has now dropped the charges.

  • Baldwin County veterans' court to graduate its first class 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 2:37 pm

    FOLEY, Alabama - The Baldwin County veterans' court is preparing to graduate its first class of military veterans who a judge says are determined to get their life back on track.

  • Student keeps Native American spirit alive at graduation 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 12:20 pm

    LAKEWOOD, Washington - When Waverly "Wave" Wilson walked across the stage at Lakes High School graduation ceremonies Wednesday night, it was with her head held high and her Native American pride intact.

  • Victoria students' vandalism could bar them from graduation 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 11:57 am

    VICTORIA, Texas - Some Victoria West High School students could be barred from high school graduation ceremonies as punishment for vandalism that left food, spray paint and other items covering parts of the school campus.

  • Several stung as bees swarm during school graduation 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 12:04 pm

    PASADENA, California - Authorities say four people were stung when bees swarmed during a school graduation ceremony in Pasadena.