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"Today, they shine": John Archer graduates class of 2015
"Today, they shine": John Archer graduates class of 2015

For The John Archer School's eight seniors, the smallest class to graduate Harford County Public Schools, Friday was a day to celebrate all kinds of progress. "We have watched them grow, and today, they shine," Patricia Walling, principal of Harford's only public school for students with disabilities, told the parents, relatives and friends gathered at the Bel Air school for its 43rd annual commencement. Dressed in shiny red caps and gowns, the eight graduates proudly walked, or were driven, down the aisle to be presented with gifts and certificates marking their completion from the school. Assistant principal Randy Geyer read off each student's individual...