It looked like a graduation ceremony. It felt like one, too, with the stage filled with dignitaries, a keynote speaker and “Class of 2016” T-shirts rolled and tied just like diplomas.
But these were high-school freshmen. Linden-McKinley STEM Academy celebrated yesterday because 130 freshmen earned enough credits to move on to 10th grade. That means they are far more likely to actually walk across that stage with a real diploma in 2016.
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By Jennifer Smith Richards The Columbus Dispatch Wednesday May 29, 2013