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Sean Fitzpatrick after recovering from injuries received in a car accident, finished his credits from East Ridge High School to graduate from the Diploma Center. He also earned a $1,500 scholarship from the Community Education Lifelong Learning Foundation.

Students graduate at District 833 Diploma Center

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Not only was it a long recovery from a horrendous car crash caused by a drunken driver in the fall of 2010, but Sean Fitzpatrick missed most of his senior year at East Ridge High School.


Though his body had healed, he remained unmotivated, even after his buddies graduated, in part because school "had not been my favorite thing."

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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