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ATLANTA -- VIDEO | At the standing-room-only graduation ceremonies for the Ron Clark Academy's Class of '13 Friday night, at the Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, Poet Maya Angelou surprised students and their families by suddenly appearing on stage, deliveringthecommencement address in which she challenged students to inspire the world.

Later during the ceremonies,another surprise: India.Arie walked onto the stage as everyone erupted again in cheers, and, in words and song, she encouraged graduatesalways to remember,"Life is a journey... it's a beautiful day...."

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