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Meet five students who got a jump on college

Kristi LaFollette felt restless in her sophomore year of high school. Sheena Thao, daughter of Hmong immigrants, wanted to prepare for the rigors of college and save money. Eben Danielson longed for challenging classes and more control over his schedule. Ashley Ford felt bored. And Kendra Johnson dropped out of high school after becoming pregnant at age 15.