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100 percent of East St. Louis graduates have post high school plans

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) - The East St. Louis School District was happy to announce that 100 percent of the students in their graduating class have plans for after high school.

Each senior in the class either applied to five colleges and universities, trade schools or the military.

The city pushed academic scholarships and in total, the class earned $4.6 million in scholarship money.

"This is great for our senior class," said Kelli Hawkins, of the East St. Louis School District. "It showcases the ability for the seniors to preserve, and with perseverance they'll be able to fund their college dream."

The East St. Louis Senior High School graduates also earned $300,000 worth of athletic scholarships.

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