By Amy Maginnis-Honey
Michele Haymon gently wiped the tears from her eyes. With those tears was a big smile.
Her son, Wesley Newton, was one of the 21 seniors who graduated Tuesday from the Matt Garcia Learning Center.
“It’s been a struggle,” Haymon said. “We didn’t know until 11 a.m. today he was graduating.”
Cindy Lenners, principal at the learning center, had remarked earlier that some of the graduates completed their graduation requirements earlier in the school year. Others, she said, pulled it together in the past few weeks.