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Excited family members, friends cheer for Joppatowne High's Class of 2018 graduates

Excited family members, friends cheer for Joppatowne High's Class of 2018 graduates

The parents and extended family members of Joppatowne High School 2018 graduate Amya Hill wore bright purple T-shirts bearing images of her face as they gathered with Hill following the school’s 45th commencement ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

“We all came together for her big day,” Amya’s mother, Carolyn Hill, of Joppatowne, said.

Hill and her husband, Jeremy, are both retired from the Army. She said members of her family traveled from Colorado, and her husband’s relatives came from Georgia.

“It’s a very proud moment as a parent,” Jeremy Hill said.

More than 130 members of the senior class, wearing white and purple caps and gowns, crossed the stage in the APG...

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