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June 16, 2007

Local students follow different paths to diploma

Susan Troller:

Two years ago, these were the students who didn't look like they were going to make it.

But Thursday night, 14 graduates of the Madison school district's Work and Learn program at Brearly Street walked down the aisle at little Bolz Auditorium to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," and the applause from family, friends and supporters was deafening. The students' smiles could have lit up the evening sky.

Some are married. Some are parents. Some were chronically truant from high school because of family illnesses or crisis, or because they just didn't care. Some had been expelled or suspended from school, or were in trouble with the law.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at June 16, 2007 12:00 AM
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