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Banquet Canceled, Schools Still Honor Students Who Turned It Around

Most springs, the Pasco school district celebrates its middle and high school turnaround students with a full buffet luncheon, live music, and inspirational speeches aimed at conveying the value they place on the teens who have overcome obstacles to find success.

Social distancing squashed that opportunity for this season. But organizer Ramón Suarez, who oversees the district’s graduation enhancement program, refused to allow the recognition to disappear.

So he organized five teams of educators to travel portions of the county, visiting each honoree at home with a sign, plaque and yes, still a speech describing just how special each student is.

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