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Graduation Matters Initiative gets Montana's high school students involved

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High school students from across the state are in Helena this week as part of the State Superintendent Student Advisory Board's "Graduation Matters" initiative conference

At least forty students, along with their parents, mentors and counselors came to Exploration Works Wednesday evening, not only talk about the importance of graduation, but college and career readiness.

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Denise Juneau says it's important to have student input at the state level to better understand their perspective and work to improve grad rates.  "They're able to have really rich discussions with their peers about the importance of graduation in high schools.  So they take the leadership skills here back to their community and school and spread that message,” she says.

Students will take away ideas and goals for their own schools like "I Pledge to Graduate Ceremonies" and other mentoring programs.


Story by Jess Armstrong, Beartooth NBC.
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