Lancaster Students Attend "Academy Awards" for Finance

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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.

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