Local students from Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy graduate in the US

2017-05-22 09:00
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New York - Students who previously attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa graduated from Skidmore College in New York and Smith College in Massachusetts over the weekend.

Oprah gave a speech on Saturday at the graduation ceremony for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Winfrey received an honorary Doctorate of Letters in the Arts from the private liberal arts college during the ceremony held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

On Sunday she spoke at the commencement ceremony for Smith College, a women's liberal arts school in Northampton, Massachusetts. Smith will also bestow an honorary degree on Winfrey.

One of Smith's graduating students and another from Skidmore previously attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a boarding school that the media mogul opened in 2007 for poor girls in South Africa.

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Celebration time! South Africa's in the House ???? #Smith2017

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