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NJ college valedictorian proposes to boyfriend

The News Leader

May 17, 2010 5:45:24 AM PDT
A New Jersey college valedictorian had a special graduation gift for her boyfriend - a wedding proposal, which he accepted. Moments after finishing her speech Saturday at the Centenary College commencement, Emily Hawley called fellow graduate Josh Walker to the stage. She then popped the question, drawing loud roars from fellow graduates.

Hawley didn't have a ring to give Walker and didn't get down on one knee. She tells the Daily Record newspaper of Parsippany her proposal was "nontraditional enough."

Walker admits being caught off guard but says he didn't mind.

Hawley and Walker are Maine residents who've dated since they were sophomores in high school seven years ago. They haven't set a wedding date.


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