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Oprah's High School Yearbook Pictures (PHOTOS)

01/25/2012 05:37 pm ET

What did Oprah look like in high school? Now we know.

Oprah has described her high school years as a crucial turning point after her troubled childhood and early adolescence. She excelled academically at East Nashville High School, where she was an honors student and placed second in the nation for her performance on her high school speech team. She also won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.

On the social side of things, she was voted most popular girl in school, and won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. Her job at the local radio station WVOL was also her start in broadcasting.

The folks at Snakkle.com have gathered together a bevy of pictures of Oprah from back in the day. Below, see two of her yearbook pictures. To see the entire gallery, check out Snakkle.com.

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