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Jovanie Aquirre receives a congratulatory hug from Kim Ness Friday following the 25th annual Willmar Area Learning Center graduation ceremony at the Willmar Education and Arts Center Auditorium. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

ALC graduates celebrate overcoming obstacles

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WILLMAR -- When seven students received their high school diplomas from the Willmar Area Learning Center Friday, the cheers and tears in the audience weren't just coming from friends and families.


Their teachers were cheering just as loud, and some of them turned on the waterworks, too.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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