2016-05-26 / Around Town

Super Students

A Star Kids scholarship student, graduating this spring from Portsmouth Abbey, spoke to a large crowd of Star Kids supporters at the organization’s annual gala, held Saturday, April 30, at Ochre Court. She is standing with Dr. Timothy Flanigan, founder and president of the Star Kids Scholarship Program. Flanigan founded Star Kids in 2000, an organization that provides tuition assistance and educational support to low-income, high risk children who have a parent with a history of incarceration and/or substance abuse. In the past five years, 92 percent of the students in the Star Kids program have graduated from high school.

Next on the Star Kids Scholarship Program calendar is the fourth annual StarRide, on Sunday, Sept. 11, with an 8 a.m. sign-in and an 8:30 a.m. start. Participants can select six routes around Aquidneck Island, from three to 45 miles in length. Register at starride.net. (Photos by Meghan Sepe)

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