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450 local students honored for academic excellence

They met the requirements of Partnership 4 Kids, a group mentoring program aimed to help underserved kids and get them ready for their future careers.

Students from the metro were honored Wednesday for their academic excellence.

The students received trophies and medals for their hard work.

They met the requirements of Partnership 4 Kids, a group mentoring program aimed to help underserved kids and get them ready for their future careers.

Paw Soe, a fifth grader at Fontenelle Elementary School, says in her home country, she would have never gotten this opportunity.

"To get to move forward, so when I grow older and graduate college, I might like get to go back to Thailand to help my family back there," she said.

More than 450 kids in 5th and 6th grade students were honored.

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