Sunday was graduation day for students at the West Virginia Junior College in Bridgeport.
More than 50 graduates, the majority of which enrolled in the college's medical assistant program, came out to the Bridgeport Conference Center to accept their diplomas.
For graduates April Cunningham and Corey Lockhart, going to get their associate's degree was about being a role model for those who look up to them.
"I was a stay-at-home mom, and I just decided to come back. It was something that worked around my schedule with my kids, and it's awesome. I'd like to set a good example for them," said Cunningham, who graduated at the top of her class.
"It feels good. I didn't actually graduate high school, so this is a big thing for me, and kids get to see me do it," said Lockhart.
Delegate Richard Iaquinta gave the commencement speech at the event.