Beaufort Co. students, parents, community leaders, teachers and school administrators packed the cafeteria at Pritchardville Elementary School Monday to watch the fifth grade class make a promise to one day wear a graduation cap and gown.
The fifth graders and their guests are part of a nationwide effort to increase high school graduation rates called Grad Nation.
Parents who attended the luncheon are pledging to help their children achieve graduation and eventually pursue a career.
Graduation rates in Beaufort Co. we're just shy of 70 percent last year.
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