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Aggressive leukemia knocked Kim Christensen out of R.A. Long High School in her freshman year, but it didn’t keep her from getting her diploma.
Thursday night Christensen, 19, graduated from Career Education Options, a high school completion program at Lower Columbia College. She was one of about 40 CEO and GED graduates who marched in caps and gowns in the Wollenberg Auditorium Thursday night.
Next quarter she’ll be a full-time college student at LCC.
"It feels like a whole chapter is gone away and I don’t have to worry about that any more," Christensen said. "I can’t believe I’m on to college. I’m a college student!"
Read more about Kim’s journey 

Aggressive leukemia knocked Kim Christensen out of R.A. Long High School in her freshman year, but it didn’t keep her from getting her diploma.

Thursday night Christensen, 19, graduated from Career Education Options, a high school completion program at Lower Columbia College. She was one of about 40 CEO and GED graduates who marched in caps and gowns in the Wollenberg Auditorium Thursday night.

Next quarter she’ll be a full-time college student at LCC.

"It feels like a whole chapter is gone away and I don’t have to worry about that any more," Christensen said. "I can’t believe I’m on to college. I’m a college student!"

Read more about Kim’s journey 

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