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Maria Gutierrez holds her daughter Magdalena Carr on Friday following the graduation ceremony of Area Learning Center students in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Graduates of Willmar ALC cross the stage to cheers from crowd


WILLMAR — Twenty-five students graduated Friday afternoon from the Willmar Area Learning Center.

That’s the highest graduate total in several years. Eighteen of 25 graduates attended the ceremony. Faculty members said several of the graduates were unable to attend, including some who are already working or in college. Some years, just a handful of graduates receive their diplomas from the small alternative high school.

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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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