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600 graduate during spring commencement at JCJC

Nearly 600 students received degrees during the 87th annual commencement for Jones County Junior College Friday. Nearly 600 students received degrees during the 87th annual commencement for Jones County Junior College Friday.
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Nearly 600 students graduated from Jones County Junior College Friday during the school's annual Spring Commencement.

They received either associate in arts or associate in applied science degrees, or vocational certificates.

Olympic Gold Medalist and Laurel native Ralph Boston gave the keynote address.

"It's a bittersweet moment," said Jamille Hartfield, a graduate who majored in business administration. "Yes, I'm excited to be moving on and flipping over to a new chapter, but it's kind of bitter because I'm leaving some friends that we've gotten very close over the years," she said.  

"All of the faculty and staff are like family here," said Zachary Warren, another graduate who majored in history. "It's a very close-knit community, everyone makes you feel important, everyone knows your name," he said.

This was the college's 87th annual commencement.

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