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Jimmy Toscano cuts hair for Brandon Forte on June 19th, 2018 at Toscano's Beauty Salon & Barber Shop in Rostraver, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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McKeesport Area High School students toss their caps into the air after commencement ceremonies on May 30th, 2019 at McKeesport Area High School (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Bilyana Stoyanova Stafura, a Bulgarian dancer, performs on Aug. 14th, 2019 at International Village at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Elliot Wright, a 7-year old, dances while pregame music plays over the speakers before Aliquippa and Clairton played on Aug. 24th, 2019 at Neil C. Brown Stadium in Clairton, PA

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Scott Avolio, Campaign Manager for Justin Walsh, PA State House of Representative in the 58 District, celebrates Walsh's re-election on November 6th, 2018 at La Eda's restaurant in Monessen, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Serra Catholic's Sarah Indyk reacts after being named Homecoming Queen on Sep. 28th, 2018 at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Rian Walker flips pita breads on a grill at the Greek Booth on Aug. 14th, 2019 at International Village in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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“The Wall That Heals,” a mobile exhibit and half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, is escorted down Walnut Street in McKeesport, PA on August 7th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Serra Catholic High School students fill the front rows in preparation for commencement ceremonies on May 28th, 2019 of St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Carlinos Acie (left) accepts his official assignment to the United States Naval Academy from Lieutenant Commander Matt Reed on June 6th, 2018 at graduation ceremonies at McKeesport Area High School in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Jasmine Watson pushes her daughter, Charlie Johnson on a swing on June 25th, 2018 at the Mechanic Street Playground in California, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Yavor Lazarov, of Mt. Lebanon, helps his 10-year old son Filip, a Bulgarian dancer, to prepare his outfit for his performance on Aug. 14th, 2019 at International Village at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Landon Kozak, a 10-year old from Elizabeth, PA reacts to the temperature of his shaved ice on Aug. 14th, 2019 at International Village at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Gina Antosz (right) helps Nick Algeri prepare to be presented at graduation ceremonies on June 1st, 2018 at South Allegheny High School in Liberty Boro, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Serra Catholic student Mark Black (left) is crowned Homecoming King by his friend and baseball teammate, Pat Brennan on Oct 4th, 2019 at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, PA

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Jordan Golden (left) and Lucy Lewis get excited about popcorn being made during the Celebrity Kids Kitchen on June 4th, 2018 at the Christy Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Terron Taylor gives a "#1" sign while waiting for his name to be called at graduation ceremonies on June 6th, 2018 at McKeesport Area High School in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)