SLIDESHOW — CLSC graduation: One for the books

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Photos by Katie McLean and Roxana Pop | Staff Photographers

Following a candlelight vigil ceremony Sunday evening, members of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Class of 2013 were awarded their diplomas Wednesday morning in the Hall of Philosophy. Class members, dressed entirely in white, marched into the hall while previous CLSC classes paraded with their respective banners down the brick walk from Bestor Plaza. The ceremony featured brief remarks by the class honoree, Sandra Day O’Connor, a keynote address by President Thomas M. Becker, and responsive readings led by Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education. To graduate, each individual was required to read at least 12 books from the CLSC’s historic book list. Approximately 140 members of a total 178 graduates traveled to the Institution for their graduation— Kelsey Burritt