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Kuchler, Kenneth
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Four area students graduate from Youth Challenge Academy at UMW in Dillon.

Dec 20, 2017

DILLON — The commencement ceremony for Class 37, Montana Youth Challenge Academy, was held Saturday, Dec. 16, on the campus of the University of Montana Western in Dillon.

Seventy-four cadets graduated during the formal ceremony. Area graduates included Nicholas Thompson, Dillon; Talon Hoagland, Butte; Jacob Adamson, Twin Bridges; and Tyler Smith, Anaconda. Speakers included Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and University of Montana President, Sheila Stearns.

The Montana Youth Challenge Academy is a two-phase, academic-based program located on the campus of the University of Montana-Western, Dillon. The Academy’s focus is to assist youth, ages 16-18, by helping them to develop the academic and life skills necessary to be successful. Following graduation from the residential phase, students enter a 12-month post residential phase in which they maintain on-going contact with a volunteer mentor in their community who provides additional guidance and support.

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