• Single mom, 24, celebrates graduation with her 2 children: 'You don't have to be defined by your struggle'
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    Kerry Justich

    Single mom, 24, celebrates graduation with her 2 children: 'You don't have to be defined by your struggle'

    Ronlonda Robinson says she wanted to make a big statement with an over-the-top photo shoot for her graduation because of everything she had gone through to get to that point in her life.

  • Student says high school banned her from wearing U.S. Army sash during graduation ceremony
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    Erin Donnelly

    Student says high school banned her from wearing U.S. Army sash during graduation ceremony

    A Nebraska high school denies that it had unpatriotic intentions when it insisted that a graduating senior remove her U.S. Army sash during the ceremony.

  • This graduation cake was mistakenly censored — and the mom says her son was 'humiliated'
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    This graduation cake was mistakenly censored — and the mom says her son was 'humiliated'

    This is a common phrase used at graduations, but one bakery deemed it too inappropriate to put in icing.

  • ‘I Rented a Snake’: Teen’s Serpentine Graduation Pic Is Ode to Kris Jenner
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    Cindy Arboleda

    ‘I Rented a Snake’: Teen’s Serpentine Graduation Pic Is Ode to Kris Jenner

    This teen's graduation photos are anything but basic.

  • Boy Inspires Life Lesson by Wearing a Ninja Costume to Graduation
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    Kerry Justich

    Boy Inspires Life Lesson by Wearing a Ninja Costume to Graduation

    A 5-year-old boy caught the attention of his classroom — and the admiration of his parents — when he showed up to his preschool’s year-end celebration dressed as a ninja.

  • Teen Shamed for Skipping Her Graduation to Go to the Beach — But Wins in the End
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    Elise Solé

    Teen Shamed for Skipping Her Graduation to Go to the Beach — But Wins in the End

    Niki Hughes skipped her high school graduation to go to the beach — and doesn’t regret a thing. A teen who skipped her high school graduation to hit the beach is being both celebrated and condemned for her decision. On May 28, Niki Hughes, an 18-year-old aspiring biomedical engineer in Loganville, Ga., tweeted, “I was supposed to go to my high school graduation today, but life took me here instead … no more negativity in my life,” along with two photos of herself lying in the sun.

  • Boy Told He Wouldn’t Live to Be a Teenager Graduates From High School
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    Elise Solé

    Boy Told He Wouldn’t Live to Be a Teenager Graduates From High School

    Khye Jessup, who has a rare genetic disorder with a short life expectancy, at graduation. Khye Jessup, a 20-year-old in Greensboro, N.C., was born with Hunter syndrome, a rare genetic disorder marked by a missing enzyme that causes cognitive and physical regression during the toddler years. “I suspected something was wrong when Khye was 6 months old — he looked a little different than the other kids — but doctors kept assuring me he was fine,” Khye’s mom, Shelley Mason, 42, a public health nurse, tells Yahoo Beauty.

  • This Dad Interviewed His Daughter on the First Day of School for 12 Years in a Row ... and Now She's Graduating
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    Gordon Hurd

    This Dad Interviewed His Daughter on the First Day of School for 12 Years in a Row ... and Now She's Graduating

    YouTube user Kevin Scruggs has captured his daughter’s first day of school on video from 1st to 12th grade, and now she’s ready to graduate. As you might imagine, this valiant effort on the part of Dad, who goes by Kevin Scruggs on his YouTube account, is well worth the 3-minute investment. Watching his young daughter show her changes and adaptations to growing older in each segment is a testament to many things — not the least of which is loving parenting.

  • Parents outraged after 'N-word' accidentally printed on the covers of school yearbooks
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    Nisean Lorde

    Parents outraged after 'N-word' accidentally printed on the covers of school yearbooks

    An accidental racial slur was published on the front cover of a middle school yearbook. A San Diego middle school was forced to recall their yearbooks after an accidental racial slur was published on the front cover. “On that map there was a reference to a place where a freed slave was known to reside,” Christine Paik, Director of Communications at Poway Unified School District told KFMB-TV.

  • Man Gives Up His Pants So Teen Can Walk in High School Graduation Ceremony
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    Kerry Justich

    Man Gives Up His Pants So Teen Can Walk in High School Graduation Ceremony

    Just three minutes before lining up for the ceremony, senior Leroy Solis Jr. was told that he wouldn’t be allowed to walk in jeans, without a tie. From there, he explained that he needed slacks in order to take part in the ceremony, and the man immediately agreed to give Solis Jr. his own. In a post on Facebook, the teen’s sister, Rosemary De Los Santos, explained how it all took place, while extending her tremendous gratitude.

  • Hardworking Teen Will Go to Prom Thanks to Communal ‘Fairy Godmothers’
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    Kerry Justich

    Hardworking Teen Will Go to Prom Thanks to Communal ‘Fairy Godmothers’

    It's a "Cinderella" story for a Chicago teen who was struggling to pay her way to three big year-end events: a luncheon, graduation, prom.

  • Dad Wore a Pokemon Tie to Son's High School Graduation but Not for a Corny Gag
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    Gordon Hurd

    Dad Wore a Pokemon Tie to Son's High School Graduation but Not for a Corny Gag

    Robert Olivo wore this Pokémon tie with love and pride for Dylan Olivo’s high school graduation. Robert Olivo’s decision to wear a Pokémon tie to his son’s high school graduation is not one of them. See, 11 years ago, Dylan Olivo made his dad that hand-drawn tie for a first-grade project.

  • Why young graduates are opting for plastic surgery instead of traditional gifts
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    Nisean Lorde

    Why young graduates are opting for plastic surgery instead of traditional gifts

    According to a recent study, approximately one in three women who had at least one cosmetic treatment were motivated to pursue work due to a major life milestone — such as graduation among younger demographics. Forget gift cards, cash and college survival kits — a cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery may be the new “it” gift for a graduate. According to a recent study that explored women who sought cosmetic help beyond the beauty counter, approximately one in three women who had at least one cosmetic treatment were motivated to pursue work due to a major life milestone.

  • Honors Student Barred From Graduation After Breaking Dress Code
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    Maggie Parker

    Honors Student Barred From Graduation After Breaking Dress Code

    A high school senior’s graduation is in jeopardy, and all because she gave the cold shoulder. Summer, a senior at Hickory Ridge High School in North Carolina, was wearing a loose army green blouse that was slightly off-the-shoulder and exposed her collarbone when her principal demanded she cover up during lunch. When Summer said she thought her shirt was “fine,” the principal retorted that her lower back was “also completely exposed,” going against the school’s dress code.

  • Graduating Students Told Not to Dress Like Kim Kardashian
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    Hayley FitzPatrick

    Graduating Students Told Not to Dress Like Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian is known for wearing racy, barely-there gowns, but a university recently made an example of her — and what not to wear — at graduation. Kim Kardashian has never been one to shy away from showing skin or experimenting with the latest trend — no matter how risqué it might be.

  • School Bans Girls’ “Sausage Rolls” From Graduation Ceremony
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    Lauren Tuck

    School Bans Girls’ “Sausage Rolls” From Graduation Ceremony

    Photo: Bri Burtop/Facebook This year’s prom season was rife with stories of mishandled dress codes, angered parents (and students), and ruined high school memories. Why should graduation be any different? As we approach the end of the school year, many students are gearing up to celebrate their years of hard work, and the start of real life. Which is great, as long as they don’t have sausage rolls.  An awards ceremony and graduation dress code packet distributed at Biglerville High School in Pennsylvania outlined what is and isn’t appropriate to wear to the graduation ceremony.

  • Joe Zee to College Grads: "Be Open, Be Passionate, Be Curious"
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    Joe Zee to College Grads: "Be Open, Be Passionate, Be Curious"

    Joe Zee’s 3 Tips for Post-Graduation Success Editor-in-Chief Joe Zee delivered the Academy of Art University commencement speech for the 2015 graduating class. David & Valentina Pfeil, producers.) Hello, class of 2015! It’s such an honor to be standing up here today to help all of you celebrate your big day. I will be honest and say that when Simon (thank you) asked me to come and deliver today’s commencement speech, my reaction was a mixed bag of emotions.