A high school diploma isn't just a milestone achievement in life - it can also mean having an extra $500,000 or more in your pocket.
The Texas State Data Center reports that people with high school diplomas make an average of $1.1 millions dollars in their lifetime, compared to people without diplomas, who make an average of $500,000.
What would you rather make?
That is one of the many questions Lubbock ISD is asking students who may have given up on getting their diplomas.
LISD held its fourth annual Expectation Graduation Walk. The walk took district teachers, administrators and volunteers door to door to encourage kids who have dropped out to come back to school and succeed.
They were expected to speak to at least 100 students.
LISD Superintendent Berhl Robertson Jr. said that he wants to reach out and help former students get back on track to a successful life.
"Many times, students feel like we don't want them back," Robertson said, "so this is just a one day event, coupled with everything else we do, to get them back, to show them that we care about them and high school diplomas matter in this world."
The walk began at 8 a.m. in the Lubbock High School cafeteria, located at 2004 19th Street.
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