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PHOTOS: Area Learning Center in Willmar conducts Class of 2022 commencement

The Willmar Public Schools Area Learning Center in Willmar held its 2022 commencement ceremony Thursday, May 19, 2022. The program offers nontraditional education through the Willmar School District.

Area Learning Center graduate Gwen Stone walks into the auditorium of the Willmar Education & Arts Center as Pomp & Circumstance plays over the loud speaker during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Area Learning Center graduate Gwen Stone walks into the auditorium of the Willmar Education and Arts Center as Pomp & Circumstance plays over the loud speaker during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The Area Learning Center offers nontraditional education through the Willmar School District.
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Area Learning Center senior Cassandra Duran walks in the processional during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Education & Arts Center.
Area Learning Center senior Cassandra Duran walks in the processional during the Willmar school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
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A tear rolls down the cheek of student speaker Amelia Fernandez talks about her difficult road to graduation during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Education & Arts Center.
A tear rolls down the cheek of student speaker Amelia Fernandez as she talks about her difficult road to graduation during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The Area Learning Center offers nontraditional education through the Willmar School District.
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Graduates fill the stage of the Willmar Education & Arts Center during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Graduates fill the stage of the Willmar Education and Arts Center during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
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Area Learning Center graduate Lonnie Sanchez Jr listens to guest speakers during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Arts & Education Center.
Area Learning Center graduate Lonnie Sanchez Jr. listens to guest speakers during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Arts and Education Center.
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Senior Kimberly Garcia is hugged by Area Learning Center coordinator Betty Dawson after Garcia received her diploma during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Senior Kimberly Garcia, right, is hugged by Area Learning Center coordinator Betty Dawson after Garcia received her diploma during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Willmar. The Area Learning Center offers nontraditional education through the Willmar School District.
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Brandon Paxtor walks across the stage during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Education & Arts Center.
Brandon Paxtor walks across the stage during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
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Senior guest speaker Grace Lynum smiles while walking across the stage during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Senior guest speaker Grace Lynum smiles while walking across the stage during the Area Learning Center's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Willmar.
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The Area Learning Center Class of 2022 sits on stage after being handed their diplomas during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
The Area Learning Center Class of 2022 sits on stage after being handed their diplomas during the school's senior graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The Area Learning Center offers nontraditional education through the Willmar School District.
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