Forging a better path

Friday, August 8, 2008 | 11:56 a.m. CDT; updated 12:15 p.m. CDT, Friday, August 8, 2008

Going into 10th grade at Hickman High School, Ahmonta Harris aspires to be a mechanical engineer or a football player. After getting out of the Boone County Juvenile Justice Center four years ago for assault, he finished community service and is looking for a job.

The 16-year-old Columbia native is ready to "do something better" by becoming "a new, better person."

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