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High school student with cerebral palsy walks at graduation

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Penn. — A high school student in Pennsylvania surprised his classmates by walking at his graduation Friday night.

To Corey Felski, “walking at graduation” means something very different and more difficult than it does to his fellow classmates. Felski has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair most of the time.

Felski started using the motorized chair about a year ago, his teachers told WNEP. He has been practicing for this moment ever since.

He stunned his classmates and the crowd at Abington Heights High School’s graduation Friday night when he got out of his motorized chair and used a walker to receive his diploma.

Once he got his diploma, Felski raised his hand into the air, and the crowd erupted in joyous applause.

Congratulations to him and the class of 2016.