LANCASTER, N.Y.- Some Lancaster High School students got the "star treatment" Wednesday night at the annual "Academy Awards" for Finance.
The program recognizes students who have taken part in a work-based learning program that allows them to do internships, both paid and unpaid, with local businesses and organizations.
It helps these students get a jump-start not just on college but on potential careers.
"The growth is absolutely amazing to see a student come back excited that they've discovered a career for them and sometimes as importantly, that they've realized what they don't want to do," said Scott Dixon, Director of Academy of Finance.
Lancaster High School's program was named a "Distinguished Academy". They are in the top 16 of the 550 academies across the country because of the success of their work-based learning program that focuses on career and college readiness.
And statistics show their student graduates earn 11-to-17 percent more eight years out of high school.