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Virginia students gather for 2010 Hispanic Youth Symposium

Posted by Steve Taggart

RICHMOND, VA (WWBt) - Nearly 200 students from across Virginia gathered at Virginia State University this week for the 2010 Hispanic Youth Symposium.

The four-day event is designed to empower Hispanic youth to reverse the high school drop-out rate in the Hispanic community.

According to the Virginia Department of Education, the dropout rate for Hispanics was 19% for the 2009 graduating class.

Yesterday, Gov. McDonnell spoke to the students and urged them to dream big.

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