Newcastle teen takes control of spiraling life

May 1, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy Terrence Neese talks at Renton’s Secondary Learning Center about the benefits of the Washington Youth Academy.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Terrence Neese talks at Renton’s Secondary Learning Center about the benefits of the Washington Youth Academy.

Newcastle teen Terrence Neese should have worn a cap and gown on June 13, 2013.

He was supposed to embrace his parents as he emerged from the Kent ShoWare Center with a Hazen High School diploma.

Terrence was there to watch his classmates that day, but with insufficient credits to graduate, he was sitting in the stands, not on the floor.

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