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Grand Heights Early Childhood Center held graduation for several hundred kindergarten students Thursday evening at the Artesia High School auditorium. Graduates performed musical numbers and danced for family members and friends in the audience prior to receiving their diplomas. Pictured, Ashlynn Pearson, daughter of Chris and Dee Anne Pearson, shows off her sense of fashion as she makes her way back to her seat after receiving a diploma from Principal Lisa Robinson. Ashlynn’s aunt Stephanie Salinas crafted a special black and flourescent yellow dress, complete with hand-tied bows and customized rhinestone shoes for the young lady to wear for the important occasion.