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1/25/06-Tyler

Valedictorian Credits Literacy Council For Success

Julia Basurto shared her story at the Literacy Council of Tyler luncheon Wednesday. She couldn't speak any English when she first came to the United States. After connecting with the Literacy Council four years ago, Julia now speaks fluent English and was named Valedictorian of John Tyler High School.  "People like you," says Julia addressing organization members and volunteers, "are making possible the seeds within each person that attends the Literacy Council of Tyler can become a strong, leafy tree. This is absolutely a beautiful gel that you all are doing for us."

Julia received a scholarship to UT-Tyler. She'll major in English and Spanish, and has dreams of going to law school.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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