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Student graduates from Bates College

Valerian Growcock of Locust graduated Cum Laude after majoring in European studies and minoring in Russian at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Growcock, the child of Roger A. Growcock and Wendy D. Growcock of Locust, is a 2016 graduate of Piedmont High School.

Growcock graduates as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an organization recognized as conferring the highest undergraduate academic honors and as the oldest Greek letter society in the U.S.