The Palmetto Youth Academy, a residential program for high-risk juveniles, held a spring commencement ceremony for three young men who successfully completed their GED requirements and received diplomas. Tuesday morning all the youth, the faculty members and members of the Community Advisory Board attended as speakers addressed the group before the graduates gave their own short, upbeat speeches. Three other young men, bringing the total graduate count to 6, also received their diplomas but were released shortly before the ceremony. The young residents and graduates cannot be identified.
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