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May 18, 2016



1200+ graduate May 13 for record class

The Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds was packed May 13 for the Columbus State Spring Commencement Ceremony, where graduates heard guest speaker Joe DeLoss, local entrepreneur, talk about the true meaning of “success.”  A record graduating class of more than 1,200 students included Class Valedictorian Maria Burger, who told classmates that she had graduated debt-free from the Veterinary Technology program, in part due to the proceeds of her livestock sales at the State Fair Sale of Champions! 

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Before the ceremony begins, a pair of grads take selfies.


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The Class Valedictorian, Maria Burger (center) brought her extended family members to the ceremony to hear her Class Remarks, which included her 4-H exploits selling livestock at the Sale of Champions to fund her college tuition!


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A happy graduate celebrates as she crosses the stage to receive her diploma.


For a graduate-eye view of the ceremony, watch Ayanna Thomas—who wore a GoPro camera at graduation—as she accepts her diploma and celebrates!


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