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June 18, 2018
Sef Scott, 17, with his mother, Vicki, on prom night.  Photo from Vicki Scott
Autistic boy's classmates had never heard him speak. What he finally said at graduation blew them away.
June 18, 2018 - 9:22am
June 9, 2018
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A valedictorian began to talk about sexual misconduct at graduation. Then her mic was cut.
June 9, 2018 - 12:54pm
May 20, 2018
Mitchell High School graduate Fae Thompson puts her hands up in the air after receiving her diploma during MHS's graduation on Sunday at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
186 MHS grads cheered
May 20, 2018 - 6:45pm
May 13, 2018
Mitchell Christian graduates Riley O'Neill, second from left, and Andrew Scherrer laugh while watching the senior memories video during Mitchell Christian High School's Commencement exercises on Saturday in the Baas Auditorim at MCS. (Matt Gade / Republic)
MCS celebrates 10 grads of 2018
May 13, 2018 - 4:03pm
May 7, 2018
“Mom, the first hug is for you,” says Ryan Roderick following Sunday’s graduation ceremony at the Corn Palace. Ryan has high-functioning autism, and Suzette Roderick learned how to teach him, taking him to 41 states and six different colleges to complete his education. “I fought for him,” she says. Ryan earned a 3.1 grade point average toward a bachelor’s degree in sports management. (Andersen / Republic)
193 Wesleyan grads to 'find calling in life'
May 7, 2018 - 7:36am
September 12, 2017
Judge Bruce Anderson congratulates George Cournoyer on Monday for graduating the HOPE probation program at Lake Andes Courthouse. (Libby Leyden/ Republic)
'This program saved my life,' says HOPE grad
September 12, 2017 - 8:10am
August 24, 2017
The James Valley Drug and DUI Court honored four graduates of the program in Mitchell on Wednesday. (from left to right) Tim Bingham, Wesley Kelly, Dustin Schroeder, and Jered Hanel. (Libby Leyden/Republic)
James Valley Drug Court graduates four
August 24, 2017 - 8:16am
June 21, 2017
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A valedictorian went rogue in his final speech. His school in Pennsylvania tried to shut him down.
June 21, 2017 - 10:11am
May 22, 2017
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Cheers to the class of 2017: Unique grad gifts that keep on giving
May 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
May 21, 2017
Mitchell High School senior Timothy Morgan delivers a commencement address titled "All gas. No brakes" during the school's graduation ceremony Sunday at the Corn Palace. (Jake Shama / Republic)
175 graduate from MHS
May 21, 2017 - 6:14pm
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem delivers a commencement address to 12 seniors during a graduation ceremony Saturday at Wessington Springs Elementary School in Wessington Springs. (Jake Shama / Republic)
Noem: Say yes to opportunity
May 21, 2017 - 6:06pm
May 16, 2017
WOSTER: Lost memories of graduation
May 16, 2017 - 5:05pm
May 15, 2017
The Davison County Public Safety Center serves as the home for county lockup. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Davison Co. saturation patrol makes 28 traffic stops in six hours
May 15, 2017 - 5:10pm
May 14, 2017
Co-valedictorian Abbie Reynen, center right, and the other Mitchell Christian School seniors walk off the stage at the end of graduation on Saturday at the school. (Jake Shama / Republic)
12 Mitchell Christian seniors receive final lesson at graduation
May 14, 2017 - 1:43pm
May 7, 2017
Taylor Risse, right, receives her diploma from Dakota Wesleyan University President Amy Novak Sunday during DWU's graduation at the Corn Palace. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
Dakota Wesleyan celebrates 236 graduates at Sunday ceremony
May 7, 2017 - 4:45pm