Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel, center left, holds school principal Ann Van Zyl's hand as they leave a photo opportunity with graduates and Oprah Winfrey, centre wearing green, after the first graduation ceremony at Oprah Winfrey's leadership academy for girls in Henley on Klip, South Africa, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012. Winfrey said the first students to graduate from her academy for underprivileged South African girls were "free to soar," during a graduation speech Saturday.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 14, 2012 9:26:28 PM PST
HENLEY-ON-KLIP, South Africa (AP) -January 14, 2012 --
Oprah Winfrey says the first students to graduate from her academy for underprivileged South African girls are "free to soar."