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      CCU holds spring graduation

      Saturday morning Coastal Carolina University held its spring commencement ceremony. It began at 8:30 a.m. at Brooks Stadium. Nearly 900 students participated in the ceremony.

      US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey gave this year's commencement address. She told the graduates that education was a privilege involving great responsibility.

      Trethewey encouraged students to pursue the truth no matter how uncomfortable it should make them.

      Seven of this year's students graduated with a perfect GPA of 4.0.

      CCU officials say the university will hold their next graduation ceremony on August 9h.