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      A send off to college in style

      A former Dougherty County Schools student is settling in as a freshman at Georgia Southern. Chauntoria McCray grew up homeless and couldn't afford the necessities needed for her first year.

      / Franklin White

      A former Dougherty County Schools student is settling in as a freshman at Georgia Southern.

      Chauntoria McCray grew up homeless and couldn't afford the necessities needed for her first year.

      That's why the Dougherty County School System raised almost $3,000 for things like a laptop, clothes, and even luggage to send her off in style.

      Marion Stevens with the Dougherty County Schools System said, "I know further down the line I've made a difference and if I can just help one child it makes me feel good, but with this one I know there was a lot of potential with her."

      McCray was the salutatorian at Dougherty High School.

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