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Program boosts Waianae High students

The teacher-driven effort aims to improve prospects for college

By Mary Vorsino

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2012

~~<p>In January, a group of teachers concerned about the lack of post-secondary opportunities for students at Waianae High School launched a scholarship program and began asking for donations.</p>
<p>Their plan: recruit high-performing eighth-graders, hold them to rigorous standards throughout their high school careers, monitor their progress, and offer them special training on such tasks as completing college applications and writing a resume. Students who met all requirements would be rewarded with money for college.</p>
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In January, a group of teachers concerned about the lack of post-secondary opportunities for students at Waianae High School launched a scholarship program and began asking for donations.

Their plan: recruit high-performing eighth-graders, hold them to rigorous standards throughout their high school careers, monitor their progress, and offer them special training on such tasks as completing college applications and writing a resume. Students who met all requirements would be rewarded with money for college. Login for more...



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