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“From across this great country, from California to Massachusetts, big cities and small rural towns, you’ve come to us from 26 states. Two of you have dual citizenship – with Denmark and with Belgium. One of you is a citizen of my home country, Canada. Several of you grew up in the mountains of Virginia, some on farms, and some in big cities. Nearly half of you are from out of state with our biggest feeder states outside of Virginia this year being Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Two of you are with us as exchange students from Sweden and Italy. Fifteen of you are married, some as recently as last month. One of you will be married in just a few days. While several of you have children, one of you is a single mom raising 5 daughters while juggling law school.”