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Area Learning Center graduate Allison Peterson receives a hug Thursday from fellow grad Dominic Montoya following a ceremony at the Willmar Education and Arts Center rehearsal hall. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Area Learning Center grads' ceremony tiny, but bursting with joy, pride

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WILLMAR -- A small class graduated from Willmar's Area Learning Center this year, just seven students in all, and just four of them participated in the graduation.


While it was the smallest ALC graduation in several years, it didn't matter to the graduates or their families.

Jessica Gonzalez was a mom who was bursting with pride.

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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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