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Celebrating 2020 Graduates: Kelliher's Cede Waldo

Cede Waldo

2020 is an extraordinary year, especially for local high school seniors.  They are experiencing something no one has gone through before:  celebrating and honoring their education in a world of social distancing.  Do you know a graduating senior?  We'd love to talk with them! Email us.

Cede Waldo graduates from Kelliher School this spring.  We caught up with Cede on the morning show and were thrilled with her positivity, selflessness, and can-do spirit.  

In terms of how online school has affected the end of her high school career, Cede's attitude is one of care and acceptance:'s definitely a change...some people are dying... I definitely do want to go to school. I miss my friends and I miss everyone, but because of the circumstance we're under, I wouldn't want to be selfish and want to go to school... it's gonna be OK. Well, we'll work through it.

Last spring we spoke with Cede about a video she produced that ultimately won a $5,000 prize for Kelliher School.  This year,  another video she created has garnerd attention.  Her production about foster carehas been nationally recognized by the FCCLA goal of the video was to get more people to to understand what foster care is and how just helping a kid could do tremendous things  in their life and in your life as well -  as that goes both ways.

In addition to sharing the personal story that inspired her winning FCCLA video, Cede also discussed persoanl projects she's created in Kelliher School's fabrication, what her plans are for the future and she gave us an idea of what Kelliher has planned for an alternative graduation ceremony. 

Congratulations to Cede and all the 2020 graduates!  This will indeed be a year to remember!  

Check out Cede's video "A Place to Call Home" here

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.