By DAVE McMILLION
SMITHSBURG - The graduation season is under way, and perhaps one of the most emotional and meaningful ceremonies occurred Friday at the Job Development Center.
Eleven students at the Smithsburg school overcame learning and physical disabilities to take home graduation certificates.
One was extra special.
Crystal Joy Condon's success was so great this year that she was awarded a high school diploma.
In the 18 years he has been principal at the school, Gary Hollandsworth said he can only remember about half a dozen students who have received high school diplomas.
A number of awards and honors were given to the graduating class for attendance and academic improvement. When Condon rose to accept her diploma, teachers and parents gave her a standing ovation.