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Student Work Opportunities are Paying Off With Tiger Launch


Getting up and going to work each day is normal for many people in North Alabama.

But some employees at the Sonoco plant in Hartselle, double as high school students from August to May.

"Our students, some of them go to school in the mornings, some of them go in the afternoon. And then they work a shift for Sonoco or Busche or Cerro," said Dee Dee Jones, Superintendent of Hartselle City Schools.

The students are a part of a district program called Tiger Launch.

The program is approaching its second year and the district said students are definitely seeing benefits.

"They are able to achieve their academics and then they're able to be paid as employees. So it gives them a chance to learn how to be a great employee," added Jones.

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