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High Five prep program links generations

Wausau Daily Herald: Twice a week, Kong Xiong, a soft-spoken sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, tames a rambunctious and noisy group of seventh-graders.

Xiong, 19, is a mentor in a Wausau-area program called High Five 4 College. Offered in partnership by UWMC and the Wausau office of the state Department of Public Instruction, it links UWMC students with kids in middle and junior high schools. The idea is that the college students can help the younger teens forge their plans for their futures, high school, post-high school and adulthood. Junior high and middle school students qualify for the program if their families are eligible for free- or reduced-fee school meals.

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Wausau student wins SkillsUSA Welding Challenge

Wausau West High School senior Clayton DeChamps took first place at the SkillsUSA Welding Challenge at the Advanced Welding Institute in Eagle River on October 3, 2015. The three-part challenge included a job interview, written test, and a welding exercise. Clayton’s first place finish yielded him a wire feed welder, welding kit, and a $1,000 scholarship to Advanced Welding Institute.