Rochester's Vertus Charter School sees its first class of seniors graduate

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Rochester, N.Y. - It was a memorable day for a group of young graduates and their school in Rochester Saturday.

Vertus Charter School, which opened in 2014, graduated its first class of seniors this weekend.

35 young men walked across the stage to accept their diplomas and take the next step in life.

"I feel really proud for everyone else, including myself, because I saw how they grew just like I grew," said Calvin Lucas. "It's like I've known these kids all my life now, you know, so I feel really proud."

The school says all the graduates who have applied to college have been accepted. Students who are not planning to attend college have entered the military or a trade profession.


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