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Graduation on aisle 1, please


Last updated 6/3/2020 at 11:10am

News Photo by Karin Hill

Jahiddi Williams, left, and Jermel Trueblood pose for photos with friends and family members after the Walmart graduation ceremony on Friday. Williams is graduating from Fountain-Fort Carson High School, while Trueblood is graduating from Widefield High School.

On May 29 the Fountain Walmart on Hwy. 85/87 held a special ceremony for 25 of the store's employees who are graduating high school seniors. The store set up a stage near the front check-out area, and the seniors made a ceremonial entrance before receiving certificates and gifts from store officials. A crowd of family members and curious onlookers cheered as each graduate crossed the stage.

Tamie Arnell, the store's People Lead (HR), said store leaders tried to make the event extra special since the seniors had missed out on so much of the end of their school year. One silver lining in the...

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