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Matthew Kennedy, BJCC graduating class valedictorian, speaks to gathered crowd


Matthew Kennedy

Matthew Kennedy, valedictorian of Bill Johnson Correctional Center's summer 2018 high school equivalency graduating class, warned the audience at the start of his speech that he was "pretty nervous," but his remarks were well received by an attentive audience.

"I'm Matthew Kennedy and I'd like to welcome you to the summer graduation of 2018 at Bill Johnson Correctional Center," he said. "I'd like to start out by thanking the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for allowing my classmates and me this opportunity to further our education. I'd also like to thank the BJCC staff for their support,...

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