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Jefferson Street Campus Honors an Outstanding Student

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NEOSHO, MISSOURI -

A very special presentation took place today in Neosho.

The "Disaster Hero Award" was awarded to senior Michael Mackey today at "Jefferson Street Campus" - which is formerly the alternative school. 

Mackey started at the school two years ago with only three credits. Now, he is about to graduate and is already enrolled at Crowder College to study welding. 

The award is given to a student who has overcome challenges and adversity to inspire others.

Debbie Roach, Director of Jefferson Street Campus, says, "It kind of solidifies the meaning that everyone has a hero inside of them and everyone comes through obstacles and overcomes adversities in life and so when they can rise above that, they heroism comes out and they do great things for others."

Mackey tells us that he is extremely honored to receive the award, and that he hopes this will help encourage others students to reach their goals. 

He says, ""I hope this shows them anything is possible. If they put some work into it they can accomplish anything. We all go to the same school, we've all gone down the same path, so they can rise above their own path and see that they can accomplish anything."

This is the third time the school has presented this award. 

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