Crunch time: Many seniors scramble to ensure they graduate

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An Indian Creek senior got his acceptance letter to college and then came down with a bad case of senioritis.

Mark Minnick was set to get his academic honors diploma and head off to Indiana University in the fall. So he kicked back and started blowing off assignments. When grade reports came back before the final nine weeks of classes, his English grade had plummeted to an F. Senior English is a required class, and you can’t graduate without passing it.

“If I want to go to college, I need to get this,” Minnick said.

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