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Cynthia Cordova went back to school to earn her GED, and later her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, and started work this month with Rock-Nobles Community Corrections. She also works as part-time victim’s advocate at the Southwest Crisis Center. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Long road leads to success for Cordova

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WORTHINGTON — Cynthia Cordova still recalls the first time she saw snow.

It was 1996, and she was the 16-year-old daughter of a migrant worker from Texas who, after years of shuttling seasonally between there and the Del Monte plant in Sleepy Eye, finally decided to stay put.

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