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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.


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 is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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