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Outreach campaign aims to help high school dropouts get their diploma

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Kennewick School District administrators and volunteers knocked on doors Saturday to get high school drop-outs back in school.

Fifteen people made fifty stops at the homes of former students. The volunteers handed out information about how they can go back to school and get their diploma. It's all part of the We Want You Back outreach campaign. Lorraine Cooper, spokesperson for the Kennewick School District, says they won't give up on these kids and are doing all they can to get them educated.

"If we don't find somebody home, we're just leaving the material there and we'll follow up with phone calls and whatever it takes to let the students know that we really want them back in school and just how important it is for them to get their high school diploma," says Cooper.

Volunteers handed out information about the CBC High School Academy where students can go to get their diploma if they don't want to return to their prior high school.

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