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Times Picayune

Sep 25, 12:00 AM

New Orleans school's 1st senior class will graduate with honors in resilience

Doris Hicks is fond of saying that all the students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School are remarkable. But the school's principal and CEO has to admit that 27 of them will always have a special place in her heart. They're the first graduating seniors at the Lower 9th Ward school, and 16 of them have been there -- with time off for Hurricane Katrina -- since they were in kindergarten or pre-K.

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