Kristin Ayer, 18, a senior at Kirksville Senior High School, will be “almost the first” in her family to get a college degree. Her grandparents never went to college. Her mother went to community college for a couple of semesters, but then she dropped out because she got pregnant. Her father returned to college in midlife in order to get a degree and a promotion at his job. And her older sister Sara, 20, mother of two, went to community college for a semester.
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