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Four Students Earn SOS Scholarships

Posted June 11, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Four outstanding North Carolina students left the state Capitol Wednesday with a scholarship in their pocket.

They are Blue Ribbon Award winners chosen in the Support Our Schools program, or SOS. The high school students were chosen for volunteering in SOS after school programs, which provide middle school students tutoring and other positive activities geared to keeping them out of trouble.

Lauren Hall says volunteering is a lot of fun. She gets to spend time with other students while doing her homework at the same time.

Two hundred students, teachers, volunteers and business partners were honored at Wednesday's program. There are SOS programs in 64 counties involving nine-thousand students and 1,000 volunteers across the state.