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Ashley Lowery, Deseret News
Amanda Bichsel, 14, fixes her tassel as Whitney Butler checks out the mirror before the eighth-grade graduation at Freedom Academy in Provo Thursday.

Amanda Bichsel, 14, fixes her tassel as Whitney Butler checks out the mirror before the eighth-grade graduation at Freedom Academy in Provo Thursday. Shelley Stubbs receives a diploma from the charter school, which has 650 students.