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Turning a tassel: Non-traditional students don cap and gown

Alternative high school students recently donned caps and gowns for a celebration of a milestone that was left uncompleted in the past. ESSDACK in Great Bend held a graduation ceremony for 16 nontraditional students who have finished requirements for graduation, sometimes decades after those their age finished.
ESSDACK offers an “alternative for people who dropped out and want to get high school credits,” said Justin Schwartz, ESSDACK director.
“We get all types of students from all over the U.S.,” said Schwartz. If they achieve their enrollment requirements, there is no cost to the student.
“It’s a self-paced program ...

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