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It’s graduation season across the country, and while COVID-19 has disrupted and delayed many school timelines and graduation ceremonies, the pandemic cannot cancel the recognition and praise our students deserve.

Here at Berkeley County, there’s a special group of graduates we want to honor. This month, our 2020 Project SEARCH participants have reached a milestone moment, and we applaud their hard work.

Project SEARCH prepares young people with significant disabilities for success in employment opportunities. Throughout the school year, these students work in departments at Berkeley County Government and develop skills and training to prepare them for future jobs.

Their May graduation was postponed and the County hopes to hold a graduation ceremony in July.

The program has been made possible in Berkeley County thanks to support from County leadership and through a partnership with Berkeley County School District and Vocational Rehabilitation.

It started in Berkeley County Government in 2017 and is gaining strength every year.

Berkeley County thanks all County Departments that have participated in Project SEARCH and helped these students find opportunities and success.

This video was shot before the onset of COVID-19.

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