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P-R PHOTO/GABE DICKENS After battling a rare blood disorder, behavioral disorders and abusive family life as a child, which led to alcoholism in her teenage years, Lisa Buppelman, shown here with her 10-year-old son, Jacob Cannon, earned her GED diploma in October 2011 and is now attending Clinton Community College. She was named a Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education.