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Cassie Anderson, carrying her son, Alijah Roy, walks down the hallway at Woodrow Wilson Community High School while classmates cheer her on during an informal graduation ceremony May 5. The ceremony represents the last day of the last class she needed in order to graduate. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Teen mom takes long road to diploma

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Cassie Anderson is used to the unexpected.

After struggling in school, an unplanned pregnancy at 16 proved nothing in her life could be anticipated - even, it turns out, an accomplishment.


On Friday, the Fargo high school dropout and teen mom will prove her skeptics wrong for doubting she'd catch up enough to gain a diploma.

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