Local Student Accepted into ClemsonLIFE Program

21 Mar 2017
Holy Spirit Student Dalton Cron attends a surprise assembly on March 20, where he was presented with his acceptance letter to the ClemsonLIFE program at the University of Clemson. Holy Spirit Student Dalton Cron attends a surprise assembly on March 20, where he was presented with his acceptance letter to the ClemsonLIFE program at the University of Clemson. Laurie Mitchell

Dalton Cron, a student at Holy Spirit School in Tuscaloosa, has been accepted into the ClemsonLIFE program at the University of Clemson. The program offers students with disabilities a college experience and works to prepare them for independent living.

Cron was born with Down Syndrome and graduated from the RISE School at the University of Alabama before attending Holy Spirit since kindergarten.

The ClemsonLIFE program is a two-year basic program that offers academics, along with independent living skills and employment opportunities.

Cron was among six students chosen throughout the nation to begin the program in the fall. Dalton has been anxiously awaiting the news of his admission.

A surprise assembly attended by his parents, fellow students, and staff of Holy Spirit was organized on March 20, where he was presented with his acceptance letter. He is the son of Laura and Bob Cron of Tuscaloosa. 

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