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The tassels have been turned, the caps thrown and the steps walked across the stage.
More than 1,000 New Lenox students completed their high school journeys last week as they attended their respective commencement ceremonies and prepared to take the next steps of their lives. (See Pages 6-7.)
Commencement means beginning.
This is terribly embarrassing, particularly since I work with words for a living, but up until my senior year of high school, I always thought it meant ending.