Students Pledge to Graduate High School

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Local leaders encouraged local teens to take the pledge to graduate from high school.

It was all part of the Graduate for Mas event put on by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland Friday.

The event was a chance to inspire and enable teens to reverse the dropout rate.

“It provides the support. The support that some of these kids need the most, and that is the support system that maybe they aren’t getting elsewhere. But they sure get it at the Boys and Girls Club, and we want to try and help fund that and help provide it,’ said Julie Pung, director of human resources with Border Foods which owns Taco Bell.

Special guests included Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Tonya Sconiers of Duluth Denfeld High School, and Carl Crawford of Lake Superior College.

The focus was also on students transitioning from junior high to high school.

Free food and live music were also part of the event.

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