Highland Park High School students celebrated for rising graduation rates

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Students at a local high school got a treat Friday for raising their graduation rates.

Advisors Excel brought some food trucks to Highland Park High School to reward students for raising their graduation rates nearly 20%. The students got their choice of barbecue, pizza and tacos for free!

"These kids are our future," said Lindsay Freeman, the Director of Community Engagement for Advisors Excel. "This is the future of our community and we want to show them how much they mean to us and how proud of them we are."

The meals cost Advisors Excel over $10,000, but they say it's worth it.

"We support Highland Park High School in a lot of ways," Freeman continued. "Whether it's providing ACT tests to students or just finding ways to help them be successful so when we found out about their graduation rate hike we wanted to come out and do something really special for them."

Advisors Excel also partners with Ross Elementary and Sheldon Head Start.