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A Baltimore company gave hundreds a chance-maybe their last chance-for a high school degree

It was 10 p.m. when the lights finally went out at Digit All Systems on New Year's Eve. The last of the day's 89 test-takers packed up their stuff, and so did Joseph H. Sutton III and Mickey Mason. "I think I got home at 11:15, 11:30-I had just enough time to watch the ball drop with my family," says Sutton, the nonprofit test-administration company's executive director. "Mickey was going to a party." Sutton, Mason, and other Digit All employees had spent all of December working every day, most days from 9 a.m. to after 8 p.m., making sure everyone who wanted to could have a chance to pass the General Education Development test to get their certificate of...