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06/25/2014 - 2:46pm

Ridgeland High School hosted its 12th annual senior class day awards ceremony recently. Recipients of the National Junior Classical League Honor Society cords to be worn at graduation are (from left) Patrick Boudreaux, Sydney...

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06/18/2014 - 3:05pm

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06/18/2014 - 3:04pm

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06/18/2014 - 3:03pm

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06/18/2014 - 3:01pm

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06/18/2014 - 2:59pm

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06/18/2014 - 2:58pm

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06/18/2014 - 2:56pm

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06/18/2014 - 11:28am

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06/18/2014 - 11:25am

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06/18/2014 - 11:19am

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06/18/2014 - 11:14am

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