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VIDEO: Smiling all the way - class of 2012 says good-bye to high school

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In welcoming the huge crowd that gathered in the sweltering heat inside Jefferson High School's gym for Sunday's graduation ceremony, science teacher Thomas Smith joked that the event was the hottest ticket in town.


The celebration was moved indoors because of the threat of thunderstorms, but it didn't wilt the enthusiasm of the Class of 2012's last hurrah of high school.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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