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Operation Graduation Essay: I will be the first in my family to go to college (Phoenix)

High School is important because it’s going to help me get the job I want in the future. It has taught me to never give up and that you have to work hard to get what you want. My experience ...

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Operation Graduation 2014 Essay: Lauren Wooten (Limestone, Ala.)

Defying the Odds Ombudsman changed my life. My first day attending here, I was a terrified mess. Now I cannot imagine myself finishing my education anywhere else. Ombudsman means more to me than most kids. I didn’t just come here ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: “If it wasn’t for this program, I would not have graduated from high school.” (Chicago Northwest)

During my time at Ombudsman, I have learned a lot. Especially with my problem doing some of my math equations, if it wasn’t for this program I would not have graduated from high school. Earning my diploma means getting on ...

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Operation Graduation 2014 Essay: Torye Parker (Gordon, Ga.)

My name is Torye Parker. I started attending Ombudsman the second semester of my senior year. The reason is because I failed the Georgia High School Graduation Test. In Georgia, their is a law that states all students going to ...

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Students create warm gifts for sick children (Waukegan, Ill.)

Lake County News-Sun December 10, 2013 By Frank Abderholden Alternative high school students in Waukegan reached out to make things better for sick children when they agreed to make fleece blankets for Project Linus, which distributes the handmade items for ...

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Operation Graduation 2013 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Chief Operating Officer Allison O’Neill. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2013, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors, center staff, instructional leadership and support ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Meet the Finalists!

Operation Graduation 2013 was a great success! We received more than 50 essays and videos from Ombudsman students around the country, and now it’s time to meet your Top 12 High School Finalists. They are (in alphabetical order): Molly Bates, ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Caitlin Hill (Elgin, Ill.)

I would guess that for the good majority of students, looking back on their years in elementary, middle and high school, brings to mind countless happy memories of friends, teachers, the exciting experience of learning, as well as the transformation ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Brianna Calimee (Elgin, Ill.)

Finally, my school days are coming to an end! As summer approaches and the number of school days grow shorter, I have to admit I am one happy camper. Before, I was dreading school like the plague but now I’m ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Desi Davis (Savannah, Ga.)

My name is Desi. I am eighteen and in the 12th grade. I attend Ombudsman Alternative Center. I will be graduating from high school in a few weeks. The day is finally arriving. I did not realize when I was ...

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