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Highlander Guild Promotes Vocational Careers, Connections with Local Trade Employers

 

Last updated 6/26/2019 at 1:02pm

Over the past six years, the graduation rate at Lake Wales High School has soared, from just over 70 percent for the 2013-14 school year to over 90 percent last school year.

While a vast majority of grads decide to head off to college, there are many who also want to pursue a different path, which was the genesis of the Highlander Guild, a new organization at the school this past year designed to introduce students to potential vocational careers to become plumbers, electricians, carpenters and more.

"(Principal Donna) Dunson proposed it last school year," adviser Jasmine Ansley recalled. "...



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