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Charlotte, NC - High school seniors all over the county are crossing the stage, shaking hands and tossing hats. Tonight in Uptown Charlotte, one unique school saw a record number of students do just that.

Charlotte Metro School -- a school that caters to students with a variety of disabilities -- held it's graduation ceremony tonight, and 28 students donned caps and gowns to receive their diplomas. That's the highest number of students Metro has ever seen graduate in one year.

One of those students was Justin Weeks. The 22-year-old has been a student at Metro since he was eleven years old, but at 22, he's outgrown the school.

Watching his graduation was a bit bittersweet for Justin's parents, Julie and Michael. They says they were excited to see him walk across the stage, but sad to know it would mark the end of his time at Charlotte Metro School.

Julie Weeks says there was a point in time her family thought a high school graduation may not be in the cards for their son. She says she was almost in a state of disbelief that her family had made it to this point.

Despite many of the students being sad to leave a school they had such wonderful experiences at, the mood at graduation was happy and excited. It was all about celebrating students who have overcome every imaginable obstacle and achieve academic success they may not have thought possible.
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