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Hildale • The graduates wore gowns, and they wrote and drew on the tops of their mortarboard caps just like teenagers anywhere. “Pomp and Circumstance” played over the loudspeakers as the graduates marched into the gymnasium, just like at a …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Charlie Scriver’s friends and classmates at Bennion Junior High rush to the stage to congratulate Scriver, left, Thursday, May 25, 2017, after he was awarded Granite School District’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Award – an annual recognition that shines a spotlight on those who rise above hardships in their lives to learn, serve and succeed. ‘Absolutely Incredible Kid’ — no, really
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth |  Tribune file photo)   Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan Utah lawmaker takes aim at campus free-speech rules
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