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Two teens served by SCO earn top honors at 16th Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care

June 9, 2014 / Independent Youth News

Christopher Sanchez and Domonique Wheeler, two teens in foster care living in SCO group homes, were among the 15 young people honored at the 16th Annual essay Awards for Youth in Foster Care, presented by Youth Communication and Represent: The Voice of Youth in Care magazine. Christopher Sanchez, 19, was the Grand Prize winner and won a $1,000 scholarship for his essay titled “Turning My Life Around.” Domonique Wheeler, 20, earned Special First Prize honors and a $700 scholarship check for her essay, “For His Own Good.”   

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Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards

148

students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma