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Students Succeed Honoree: Carlada Thomas

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Carlada Thomas is a 39-year-old single mother of five. Carlada was a victim of physical and emotional abuse as a child. Her mother was a drug addict and her father was imprisoned twice for sex-related crimes. Carlada had a "victim" mentality and didn't begin her recovery process until she was in her thirties. She decided to not allow her past to define her future or affect the future hope of her children.

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