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Student Refuses Vaccinations, Graduates as Valedictorian

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A Randolph County student who fought a vaccine requirement will not only get her high school diploma Saturday, she'll graduate at the top of her class.

Randolph County Schools and the health department refused to admit Olivia Hudok to Pickens School when she refused to get her required vaccinations for religious and medical reasons.

Judge Jamie Wilfong ruled she could take her classes at home and she'll graduate Saturday.

Hudok said she's thrilled to be finished.

"The graduation deal is a definitely a success I'm very excited for my graduation since I was really young I pictured my graduation and since I learned I was valedictorian, I jotted down some notes for my speech throughout the year, and I'm really excited to be there in it with my classmates," said Hudok.

Hudok said she plans to study biology and physical therapy at Davis and Elkins College.

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