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Student's Pledge To Finish High School

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Kalispell schools are hoping to put high school diplomas in more hands.

Today was the second annual "I-Pledge to Graduate" at the Kalispell fairgrounds.

More than 700 eighth grade students came out.

They signed banners promising to finish all four years of high school and got to hang out around some carnival booths and games.

Since last year, the event has grown from 28 booths to 32.

"Having adults connect especially with students that maybe haven't connected to an adult before through the educational process, or maybe even at home is a big boost to how much they care about investing in their own education," explained Mike Kofford, a spokesman for the school district.

Kofford says Kalispell's drop out rate is right around four percent.

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