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Special gifts for FTA students

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What do you want for Christmas? Some students at the Frank Tejeda Academy were asked to make out their own wish list of three items up to $25 in value and it came true. About 90 students showed up for a holiday party at the Boggess Center on December 18 and there sat the presents. The celebration was sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Communities in Schools (CIS).

“Every year we do this for high school kids. All our employees get involved and some will even sponsor more than one student. We look forward to it every year. We have grown from a very small office to over 300 employees,” said Linda Ritzal, board member at CIS.

CIS is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. It helps bring community resources into our schools. ETS develops, administers and scores millions of educational tests around the world.