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Class of 2017 graduates


June 13, 2017

No, no.

After 51 years of high school graduations, Spanish teacher Eileen McHill was not finally the valedictorian.

“I misunderstood the assignment,” McHill joked Friday night at the podium at Sweet Home High School’s graduation ceremonies. “Can I get extra credit for this speech?”

After an appropriate period of laughter, the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony moved on to her real assignment, dispensing sage advice to 135 members of the Class of 2017 inside the school’s Main Gym Friday evening, June 9.

“My best memory is when I chose to work at Sweet Home because...

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