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Money For Grades

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[CG :Two Line Super\Jamal Moss\Straight "A" Student]

<JAMAL MOSS: "I want to be a surgeon.">

<WITH THIS KIND OF A GOAL IN LIFE, JAMAL KNOWS HE WILL BE IN SCHOOL FOR A WHILE AND NEEDS TO MAKE GOOD GRADES.>

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<AS AN INCENTIVE FOR ALL KIDS AT MCKEE TO MAKE GOOD GRADES, THEIR PRINCIPAL HAD AN IDEA.>

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[CG :Two Line Super\Bobby Abrams\McKey Jr. High Principal]

<BOBBY ABRAMS: "I remember my father when we were growing up used to give money for making a/b honor roll, so I simply reached into my pocket and said hey! anybody who can make a honor roll here.">

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[CG :Two Line Super\Ashley Anderson\ashleya@wsfa.com]

<ASHLEY ANDERSON: "And for those kids who really hit the books this time....there was an extra incentive.">

<JAMAL'S DAD SAID HE WOULD DOUBLE IT!>

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[CG :Two Line Super\James Moss\Philanthropist]

<JAMES MOSS: "When my son came home, and told me about the program, Mr. Abrams was going to do, I just felt that it was such a positive step that I wanted to do something to help out.">

<SOME STUDENTS SAY EVEN WITHOUT THE MONEY, THEY WOULD SHOOT FOR THE SAME GOAL, BUT THE EXTRA INCENTIVE IS NICE.>

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[CG :Two Line Super\Christina Wells\Straight "A" Student]

<CHRISTINA WELLS: "At first I was kind of nervous....but then I thought I deserve it....I worked hard.">

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<HARD WORK AND DEDICATION MEANS MORE THAN JUST POCKET CHANGE TO SOME.

ASHLEY ANDERSON WSFA 12 NEWS MONTGOMERY.>

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