Shane Ludlow had been away from high school for more than a year and was working at a fast-food restaurant when he got a call asking if he wanted another chance at earning his diploma.
Ludlow, 19, dropped out of Whiteland Community High School his senior year. He had skipped class often; and by the time he dropped out in April 2013, he had 16 credits, fewer than half what he needed to graduate.
But school officials never forgot about Ludlow. And earlier this year, when Clark-Pleasant schools agreed to a two-year partnership with the Crossing Education Center, they mentioned his name.