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WTC students commit to complete their degree

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A couple hundred students at Western Technical College pledged to complete their college degree.

At Commit to Complete Monday, students signed a pledge, vowing to get their diploma.

Some also wrote down obstacles that would prevent them from following through with their education.

Commit to Complete is part of a national community college movement run by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

They said this pledge motivates students to keep pursuing their diploma.

"Their commitment they're making is to themselves. It's their personal commitment," said Jessica Klinkner, vice president of college relations of WTC Phi Theta Kappa. "You know we're not gonna put 'em in jail if they don't finish their degree. It's just for them to feel like ‘oh, I should really be thinking about that and why would I not complete it?"

Last year about 250 student committed to complete.

Organizers said when they count this year's pledges, they hope to have at least 300 signatures.

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