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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated January 26, 1961 partially reads, "Only a few persons paid any attention today to the way Karen Lynn Weingard walked up to the lectern to deliver a commencement address at North Hollywood High School...They knew that less than four years ago the 17-year-old graduating senior could barely walk at all--a polio victim from the age of 3 months...Two operations, coupled with two hours of daily exercising and therapy for nearly 14 years, overcame the paralysis in her right leg...Karen today considers herself every bit as normal as any of the other 1,846 Valley students who are scheduled to receive their diplomas at mid-year graduation exercises." Pictured is Karen Lynn Weingard, right, being congratulated by vice principal Theresa Jinks.
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North Hollywood High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) Commencement ceremonies--California--Los Angeles High schools--California--Los Angeles--Employees High school graduates--California--Los Angeles Teenage girls--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Poliomyelitis--California--Los Angeles Academic costume--California--Los Angeles North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs