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Haley Dicken, Russell Co., KY graduates from Gatton

Dr. Julia Carter delivered commencement address
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Haley Dicken, Russell County, KY, was one of 59 graduates from across the Commonwealth who were recognized in Gatton Academy's 10th Graduation Ceremony in Van Meter Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. today, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Dr. Julia Carter delivered the commencement address. Dr. Carter is the President of the Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory in Newport, Kentucky. Her words of advice centered on dreams.

Dicken, a graduating senior from Jamestown, reflected on how much can occur in just two short years. "Two years can change a lot. From birth to 2 years, we changed incredibly. Your first two years of life are so important. You learn to walk, how to talk, and how to see the world differently than we ever did before," Dicken said. "I cannot wait to see what the next two years hold for us, and the two after that, and the two after that. Maybe, just maybe, we will use our new walk, our new talk, and our new vision gifted to us by The Gatton Academy to experience life for all it's worth!

Students at Gatton Academy are concurrently enrolled in their local high schools.

This story was posted on 2017-05-13 19:06:24
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