Germantown High School’s final graduation was a celebration, not a funeral

146th Graduation Ceremony of Germantown High School Class of 2013, New Covenant Church, Philadelphia, PA USA - June 19, 2013; These 120 graduates of the Class of 2013 are the last to receive a diploma from Germantown High School. The Germantown landmark will close its doors at the end of this school year as a result of the budget crisis in the Philadelphia public school district. Soon-to-be graduate Khayriyyah Marie Williams waits behind the scenes minutes before the ceremony starts. ( Selected photos from this reportage are published as part of the coverage by WHYY's NewsWorks.org: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/germantown-more-news/item/56288-germantown-high-schools-final-graduation-was-a-celebration-not-a-funeral ) (Bas Slabbers)
146th Graduation Ceremony of Germantown High School Class of 2013, New Covenant Church, Philadelphia, PA USA – June 19, 2013; These 120 graduates of the Class of 2013 are the last to receive a diploma from Germantown High School. The Germantown landmark will close its doors at the end of this school year as a result of the budget crisis in the Philadelphia public school district. Soon-to-be graduate Khayriyyah Marie Williams waits behind the scenes minutes before the ceremony starts.

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