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Boston dropout rings up a perfect score

Youth excels on GED examination

Alex Quince, 18, is the second student ever in the GED Plus program to get a perfect score on the reading part of the test. Alex Quince, 18, is the second student ever in the GED Plus program to get a perfect score on the reading part of the test. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Maddie Hanna
Globe Correspondent / June 24, 2008

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Sixteen was a long year for Alex Quince. A quiet teenager making A's and B's, he ran away from home, dropped out of school, and tried everything from marijuana to heroin. He struggled with his sexual orientation. When his mother called his cellphone, sick with worry, he responded with a text message. (Full article: 560 words)

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