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Girl power, Latina style

Drury summer program empowers middle schoolers

Courtesy of Springfield News-Leader

Irma Becerra, 13, wants to go to college and become the first person in her family to do that.

Her wish grew even stronger this week, after the middle schooler from Cherokee got a taste of college life.

Through a summer camp by Drury University, Becerra and 10 other Latina girls are spending this week on the campus of Drury, living in a residence hall, eating at the college cafeteria and taking classes from university professors ...

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