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Top Atlanta Tech grad: "I decided to become the best me." Listen to her inspiring speech.


I don't think anyone felt asleep during this commencement speech by 2015 Atlanta Technical College graduate and "Student of the Year' award winner Yesmeen Jiles: (She appears a minute-and-a-half into the video.)


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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.