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Foster care youth honored with graduation celebration

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A high school graduation celebration Thursday night for 5 Cedar Valley area students who have succeeded despite major obstacles in their family lives.

The celebration at Hawkeye Community College is geared to teens in foster care.

Friends, parents, teachers, professionals, even some elected officials came out to say congratulations and offer them support as they begin a new life - out of the system.

"It's a very complicated system to work in. It's very nice to have these guys helping us out and throwing us these kinds of parties because I might not be a great example, but some of us don't have families, that's why we're in foster care," said Cedar Falls High graduate Kaleb Bengston.

All 5 of the graduates honored will be attending college in the fall.

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