Graduation Season Draws Thousands

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Graduation ceremonies for the Class of  2018 were held for several institutions of higher learning in Western  Massachusetts this weekend. 

About six-hundred students graduated from  Smith College and Mount Holyoke College each on Sunday, with Pulitzer  Prize winner Rita Dove and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi  serving as the respective commencement speakers. 

Amherst College's Biddy  Martin delivered remarks to nearly five-hundred graduates of that  school. 

Westfield State University, the College of Our Lady of the Elms,  Western New England University, and Hampshire College all held their  graduation exercises on Saturday.  

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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