1. Fresh Start program gives struggling Springfield students a chance to succeed, give back

    Fresh Start program gives struggling Springfield students a chance to succeed, give back

    Faith Marrero, 17, has always dreamed of becoming a pediatrician. But over the years, life got challenging and she was left homeless, struggling to maintain relationships with her parents and make it through high school. "I was so behind on credits I never thought I would make it through high school, let alone get into college," said Marrero. On Wednesday night, she will graduate from the Springfield High School of Science and Technology and go on to American International College where she has received a $44,000 scholarship. She will study biology with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician or ...

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    1. I was so behind on credits I never thought I would make it through high school, let alone get into college.
    2. It's been an incredible journey for all of us, not just the students, Coach
    3. These students used to be high at-risk youths who were very close to dropping out. I have students who were homeless, abused, and now have a new vision on life.
    4. These students are going through a lot of the same things my high school kids are experiencing and they share a bond.
    5. I have been in the business for 42 years...what Coach Davis does in Room 136 is phenomenal.
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