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Mentors help teens reach their dreams

Program assists students with getting into college

Posted: January 28, 2013 at 1:44 a.m.

Rhiannon McKee (left), a mentor for the new Razor COACH program, helps Springdale Har-Ber senior Kayla Harmon, 18, fill out an online scholarship application Wednesday at the school. The program, developed through the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas Council, is designed to help high school students overcome obstacles they face to get to college.
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Rhiannon McKee (left), a mentor for the new Razor COACH program, helps Springdale Har-Ber senior Kayla Harmon, 18, fill out an online scholarship application Wednesday at the school. The program, developed through the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas Council, is designed to help high school students overcome obstacles they face to get to college.

Leslie Silva, a senior at Har-Ber High School, found encouragement to pursue her dream of attending college, despite challenges that come with being a teen mother and the first in her family to aspire to college.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/28/2013

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