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Students Given $5 for Making Honor Roll at the End of the School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  A local man is doing his part to make sure kids in the Capital City are staying out of trouble and making good grades. 

Today community activist William Graves, also known as Uncle Willie, along with the Street Intervention Team, gave $5 to students who made the honor roll at end of the school year. 

The Fraternal Order of Police helped by giving $150 to help reward students.

"We're doing this here, in the hopes that this will catch on in Little Rock, and people will understand that young people strives harder to do good, when you start rewarding," says Uncle Willie. "At a certain period of time, it becomes automatic to them, you know, to do good, whether they get a reward from it or not."

This is the third year Uncle Willie has given a reward to honor roll students. 

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