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High Graduation Rates for McDowell High School

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The final few high schools are letting out for the summer, and more than 500 McDowell students graduated at the Erie Insurance Arena on Wednesday night.

The of 2014 has 581 students and McDowell's administration says 2014 will be the school's highest graduation rate by percentage in at least a decade.

Final figures aren't in yet for this year.

The top one percent of students at McDowell are considered valedictorians and this year, there are six.

 "This is one of the proudest moments of my life. I set this goal for myself freshman year and to actually see the result of it, I'm excited for this," said Christopher Zielinski of Millcreek, one of the valedictorians. Zielinski is headed to Boston University in the fall.

"Our class is really close. People seem to know each other even though we're a really large class," said Alexandra Fuller of Millcreek, another valedictorian. "I think this year we came together more than other classes might've. Our school spirit is great and everybody just really gets along," she said. Fuller is headed to University of Buffalo in the fall.

Congratulations to all the graduates.

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