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VIDEO: Student with Down Syndrome learns he's accepted to college

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A screenshot from the YouTube video posted by Susan Holcombe A screenshot from the YouTube video posted by Susan Holcombe
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A YouTube video of a 20-year-old man with Down Syndrome who has just learned he's accepted to college is going viral. His reaction is priceless and is sure to make you smile. The video was published earlier this month and has almost 700,000 views.

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Rion Holcombe was accepted to a program at Clemson University in South Carolina. Susan Holcombe, the poster of the video, offered a description in one of the comments.

She writes:
"Thanks for the encouragement. A little explanation for those who find this perplexing....Rion was accepted into a special program called Clemson LIFE. This is an amazing two year program for a small number (15) of young adults with special needs. This isn't a program in which one can earn a degree. Right now, Clemson is one of five universities in SC with a LIFE program. I love that kids like Rion get to experience college life and this type of independence. Proud of my alma mater!"

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