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Summer school graduates receive diplomas

LAWRENCEVILLE - About 225 Gwinnett County seniors completed summer school this week and graduated from high school, school district officials said.

Of those graduates, 179 donned a cap and gown and received their diplomas Wednesday morning in a commencement at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, said Jorge Quintana, spokesman for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Students took classes at Mill Creek, Meadowcreek or South Gwinnett high schools. Courses were also offered through the Gwinnett County Online Campus.

The summer school graduates are among the more than 8,000 students who finished high school this year.

Classes for the 2007-08 school year begin Aug. 13.