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Bel Air High Class of 2018 has new canvas for next painting

Bel Air High Class of 2018 has new canvas for next painting

Members of the Bel Air High School Class of 2018 are all artists, and as of last Thursday, they are starting with a clean canvas.

More than 425 students graduated at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena, ready to begin painting.

“We have a blank canvas that is our life,” Elizabeth Hillman told her classmates. “We are the only ones who can paint it however we choose to. Each canvas will be unique in its own way… We should give it everything we have while we’re painting them.”

Along the way, she and her classmates will fail — everyone does, she said. When they do, they have to dust themselves off and start again.

“You may have to discard your canvas, only to recreate...

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