Bridget Victoria McKinney, of Vilas, who graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University May 16 with a B.S. in elementary education through the university’s Reich College of Education. In this Instagram photo, McKinney displays her mortarboard, the top of which is decorated with flowers that surround an outline of an apple, the inside of which reads ‘Most of what I learn comes from those who I teach.’ Below the apple is the text ‘Thanks mom and dad!’

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