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Summer work program gave students taste of adult world

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on August 9, 2009 2:00 AM

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Thomas Barksdale, right, signs copies of his books for students at a graduation ceremony held Friday evening for students who successfully held a job over the summer with the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Sixteen-year-old Billy Hamm was frank about his former employment prospects, and what he believes a summer work program did for him. "I never really thought that I would have a job," Hamm said to a sizable audience who had gathered...

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