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Santino Vasquez (right) was congratulated by his father, Steven, after the graduation ceremony. Santino will attend the University of St. Thomas this fall and play hockey. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

A second chance at a diploma

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A week before graduating from the District 833 Diploma Center, Erika Bailey said she feels as if her life is just beginning.

Bailey didn't get a diploma when her class at Park High School graduated in 2008, but she's got one now.


"I'm going to get out there now, and see what's in the rest of the world," she said. "I'm very excited."

Bailey was among the School District 833 Diploma Center graduates at a ceremony held June 15, at the District Program Center.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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