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As the Chronicle-Independent’s education reporter, April usually brings lots of “graduations” and ceremonies celebrating students’ achievements from throughout their high school career. Last year, I determined, and confirmed this year, that if I ever have a child I will be one of those moms who cries at all of my kids events. I don’t consider myself a crier -- with the exception of movies, however -- but there’s just something about seeing someone, whether it be child or a teacher or whoever, honored and recognized for their contributions.

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