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Anne Arundel Co. Girl Graduates At Sick Mom’s Side

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — An Anne Arundel County high school arranged an unofficial, private graduation ceremony for a senior whose mother is terminally ill.

Megan Sugg told The Capital that Thursday’s ceremony at her mother’s bedside was hard, but she’s glad her mom got to see her graduate from Glen Burnie High School.

Megan wore a gown and moved a tassel from one side of her cap to the other. Principal Vickie Plitt spoke of Megan’s promising future.

Megan’s mother, Darlene Sugg, has cancer. The family says she isn’t expected to live to the scheduled June 10 graduation.

School counselor Kristin Canevazzi says this is the first time Glen Burnie High has created such an event for a student with an ill parent, although there have been similar events for terminally ill students.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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