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      Summer studies leads students to success

      Summer might be a time for kids to relax and put away the textbooks, but some Dougherty County students were busy completing the requirements to graduate / Colby Gallagher


      Summer might be a time for kids to relax and put away the textbooks, but some Dougherty County students were busy completing the requirements to graduate.

      On Sunday, students from the four high schools donned caps and gowns during a graduation ceremony.

      School officials say this should encourage others to stay in school and keep going, despite any obstacles that are put in their way.

      "It's a great sign and it should be a testament to the entire community that if you persevere, you can make it. There are a lot of folks in the system who are helping students get to the graduation line, that's from kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade," said Monroe High Principal Vinson Davis.

      Officials add that many of the students are already completing the application process to begin college courses as soon as possible.

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