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Hines turned his life around, thanks to Challenge Academy

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Robert Hines initially started his high school career by attending Spring Valley High School.

"I was mostly lazy, sleeping through school, talking through study hall," he said.

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Even the news that he was credit deficient didn't snap him out of it.

"I still didn't care," he said.

The proverbial light bulb went off when Hines, who turned 18 last month, was told he would be lucky to even graduate with the Class of 2011.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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