Tiffany Smith of Wapakoneta City Schools and Abigail Sudman of St. Marys City Schools pose outside the Performing Arts Center at Wapakoneta High School next to their graduation signs. Smith and Sudman received their diplomas Friday morning from different members of the Auglaize County ESC, teachers, school principals and superintendents. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)
With Pomp and Circumstance playing in the background, two high schoolers were treated to a true celebration of their achievements Friday morning at the Wapakoneta High School Performing Arts Center.
As the 2014 graduating class for the Auglaize County MD (Multiple Disabilities) Program, Abigail Sudman, from St. Marys City Schools and Tiffany Smith from Wapakoneta City Schools walked across the stage and received their diplomas from members of the Auglaize County ESC, staff members from both school districts and their ESC transition teachers.
Auglaize County ESC Superintendent, Ann Harvey began the program by sharing how privileged she felt to be a part of the occasion.
“This is a very special moment in their lives and since my first day working with the ESC I recognized how very special this is,” Harvey said. “It’s definitely been a pleasure getting to know all of you. I often realize that students have taught me more than I could have ever hoped to have taught them and I thank you.”
For the full story, see the Monday, May 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.