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PHOTOS — Tekoa Academy celebrates graduation in Port Arthur

CEO of Tekoa Academy Dr. Paula Richardson gave a speech ahead of the Class of 2020’s graduation ceremony.

Family and friends clap and celebrate for their graduates.

Tekoa Academy CEO Paula Richardson, left, and Andonnia Lowe, right, hand diplomas to graduates as they walk across the stage.

Andonnia Lowe, left, fixes the cap and gown of graduating senior Mark Aubry ahead of the ceremonial walk.

Tekoa Academy graduates wait in line to receive their diplomas.

The Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies celebrated 13 graduates at a commencement ceremony Friday outside the Gates Library at Lamar State College Port Arthur.