Wausau man puts high school struggles behind him at NTC

September 30, 2011

From wausaudailyherald.com: “Wausau man puts high school struggles behind him” —  Joel Rogina of Wausau likes to carry around his last high school report card.

It’s not very impressive. It’s sprinkled with Ds and Fs and shows that Rogina ended up with a lackluster 1.79 grade point average when he graduated from Kingsford (Mich.) High School in 2000. Rogina is 30 now, and he has a kind of pride in the report card because it shows just how far he’s come.

As a teenager, he was an unfocused student who didn’t care much about grades, a kind of kid who teetered along the lines of delinquency.

Now he’s a full-time nontraditional student at Northcentral Technical College, studying human services and aiming to be a social worker who works with at-risk kids. He’s in the second year of the program, and so far he’s earned a 4.0 grade point average.

 

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