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In this undated photo, Maria Moreno, left, helps Astrid Albeno adjust her graduation cap prior to the commencement ceremony for the Willmar High School Class of 2010. Latinos are graduating at a rate 60 percent higher than just 15 years ago. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., Latino graduation rate shows steady improvement

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Luis Fuentes and Maria De La Cruz will be the first in their family to graduate from high school next spring, Ana Espinoza the first to head off to college.

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When the three get their diplomas with the other members of the Willmar Senior High Class of 2012, they will also be part of a trend of increasing Latino graduation rates.

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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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(320) 214-4340
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