Six graduate from Utica's Tradewinds Program

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - It was graduation day in Utica for six individuals who are part of the Tradewinds Program at United Cerebral Palsy.

Many have been in the program since the age of 5.

What's unique about this graduating class is that they are all different ages, ranging from 16 to 21. The graduates come from all over the state, not just the Utica region. Their accomplishments include finishing a curriculum that challenged them both educationally and behaviorally.

"They've done a great job all year," said Joe Jarmule, Tradewinds special education teacher. "Some of our children have lived on campus for a long period of time. They've been waiting for this special moment, so this is what it's all about."

Four students also graduated from the Rome campus on Thursday.

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