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Advice to grads: Learn to accept criticism and be doers
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Monroe High Schools Class of 2015 graduated Sunday in a commencement ceremony at the school.(Photos for the Times: Ryan Treuthardt)
MONROE - Four years ago, when Monroe's Class of 2015 was finishing eighth grade, Monroe Middle School English teacher Mike Flanagan challenged them to complete five necessary tasks in order to leave a legacy behind in high school. Those five necessities, he told them, were caring, trying new activities, performing acts of kindness, prioritizing and being uncommon. On Sunday, during the Monroe High School's Class of 2015 commencement ceremony, he upped the ante with one more challenge as the graduates look to make their next steps in life: Learn how to accept criticism.

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