Feb 8, 2014 3:01 PM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News
KALISPELL - New statistics show that 82% Montana students are expected to graduate high school in four years, and that has the Kalispell School District taking a creative approach to closing that gap.
Graduation Matters Kalispell hosted its second annual I-Pledge event Friday afternoon - playing host to more than 700 local eighth grade students.
It wasn't your typical student assembly as the students had the chance to learn about the importance of finishing high school from recent, successful graduates.
They also got to interact with current Flathead and Glacier High School students at fun booths and demonstrations.
"This is as interactive as we can possibly make it. It's quick and fast-paced, but everywhere they go they keep hearing the same message from everyone here - graduation matters," event coordinator Deann Thomas explained.
Students from 14 different schools - all of whom will go to a Kalispell high school next year - attended the event.