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Five Pasco High School Students Recognized by Governor Inslee

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Five Pasco High School graduates were whisked away to Olympia this week to share their stories of overcoming adversity to achieve academic success with the governor. Five Pasco High School graduates were whisked away to Olympia this week to share their stories of overcoming adversity to achieve academic success with the governor.
PASCO, WA - Five Pasco High School graduates were whisked away to Olympia this week to share their stories of overcoming adversity to achieve academic success with the governor.

This week five students from Pasco High School along with the Pasco High Principal Raul Sital and the Pasco School District Superintendent Saundra Hill, were invited to meet with Governor Jay Inslee in Olympia. The students were Maria Pineda, Samantha Thai, Alyssa Parra, Allison Wilkinson, and Jose Salazar.

They were invited because Pasco High School has shown impressive gains with student graduation rates. They were invited to share their success on educational attainment with the governor and several committee members of the results Washington initiative.

Their success will be used as a model for the rest of the state.

"This is really continuing, really exciting. What you're doing today here is going to have a lot more students have the success you are across the state by helping spread the success so thank you for coming here," said Gov. Jay Inslee.

Governor Inslees said, "every child deserves a world-class education that prepares him or her for a healthy and productive life."

The students were also treated to a lunch at the Sky City Restaurant on top of the Space Needle and a Mariners Game.
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