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May 12, 2006

Albany - Some Dougherty County students overcome challenging disabilities and earn college scholarships. 54 students from the County's four public high schools were honored for their work with the High School-High Tech program.

High School-High Tech is a program for students with disabilities who are interested in careers in science, technology and engineering. The students receive specialized computer training, paid summer internships, mentoring from college and professional students, and job shadowing opportunities.

The goal is to help students overcome the struggles of their disabilities and go on to college or good jobs.

"It has helped me build confidence as a person, in and out of school. It will helped me get jobs and career opportunities. It will help me be a better person," said student Matthew Walls.

14 seniors received more than $10,000 in college scholarships from program partners, Merck and Company, the Albany Artesian Sertoma Club and Albany ARC.

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