Self reliance, hard work and determination help Columbus Tech graduate keep moving forward on her career path

When Tamarra Duckett of Waverly Hall was a baby, she kept getting fevers. Her family received a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis the day before her second birthday. Thursday night, Duckett celebrated her graduation from Columbus Technical College.
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When Tamarra Duckett of Waverly Hall was a baby, she kept getting fevers. Her family received a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis the day before her second birthday. Thursday night, Duckett celebrated her graduation from Columbus Technical College.

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