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Positive Direction Youth Center honors 150 students

More than 150 students were honored in Dawson. (Source: WALB) More than 150 students were honored in Dawson. (Source: WALB)
Students from kindergarten to 10th grade were given awards for outstanding participation in the year long program. (Source: WALB) Students from kindergarten to 10th grade were given awards for outstanding participation in the year long program. (Source: WALB)
Executive Director Dorothy Tomlin (Source: WALB) Executive Director Dorothy Tomlin (Source: WALB)
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

More than 150 students were honored in Dawson during Positive Direction Youth Center's Honors Night Thursday.

Students from kindergarten to 10th grade were given awards for outstanding participation in the year-long program.  

During the year, they learned skills to help them academically. 

One ninth grader was awarded4-week engineering program at Tennessee State University. 

Executive Director Dorothy Tomlin said this program help set the students up for success. 

"So many kids have exceeded and done so well so we know most of our children in this program will excel on the Georgia milestone," said Tomlin.

The organization was also awarded a $3,000 grant from Dollar General to help buy smart TVs for every classroom.

Officials said they will use them to teach the upcoming students about other cultures and places around the world.

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