MSD Graduation

John Kent Werner Jr. celebrates after addressing the audience Friday morning at the Maryland School for the Deaf’s graduation exercises.

Amid the cluster of colorful caps donned by Maryland School for the Deaf graduates Friday morning, Connor Switenky’s shone especially bright, literally.

A stream of neon letters danced across the top, proclaiming “Go Class of 2018” followed by a series of animated images. The LED light display, which Switenky programmed himself and soldered to his cap, was testament to his passion for computer science. While Switenky was excited to take his passion to the next level, pursuing it as his major at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, he also expressed sadness at leaving behind the close-knit community he’d come to call home in his nine years at Maryland School for the Deaf.

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Nancy Lavin covers social services, demographics and religion for The Frederick News-Post.

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jester

[offtopic] MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ARE FULL OF FAVORTISM. STEAL GOVERMENT's money and don't care to help the student to have all access! ONLY will help student come from friend or deaf family.

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