GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Poetry was part of a special college celebration in Grand Rapids Thursday night.

It's the end of the school year for special education students at Noorthoek Academy. For 26 years, students with disabilties have been participating in the college experience through that program at Grand Rapids Community College.

This year, a record 76 students were enrolled in Noorthoek. Some have been attending for more than 20 years.

Students were recognized with certificates and medals, and also read poems they wrote this year.

WZZM 13's Juliet Dragos had the honor of emceeing Thursday's celebration.