On May 30 Joshua Garcia, 22, graduated cum laude in English from Harvard.
Garcia, who was Ridgeland High’s 2009 valedictorian, has since visited with classmates and his former teachers upon returning this summer. He also attended Ridgeland’s commencement as his younger brother, Jason received his diploma.
“It has been a combination of relaxing and getting ready for the next step,” Garcia said.
He decided upon a bachelor’s degree in English during his sophomore year of college to harness his interests in creative writing that began while taking English and history courses at Ridgeland.
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