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Robinson High ROTC students listen to a lecture. Many will enlist in the military following graduation.Carson Eckhard | Robinson High

Graduates are proving that college isn't the only option when high school ends

For many high school students, senior year marks the end of one chapter of education and the beginning of another: college. However, according to the U.S. Department Of Labor Statistics, more and more teens are opting out of college to pursue other opportunities. In a 2013 study, the bureau reported that almost 66  …

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