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Madison area students of color recognized at program Sunday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Students from the Madison area are getting a special honor form a local organization. 

Madison Links, Inc. marked the achievements of outstanding African American students at a student recognition program at Madison College on Sunday.

Every year, the group recognizes more than 800 students and gives out $160-thousand in scholarships. School staff members nominate elementary, middle and high schoolers for their achievements in academics or sports. 

"It's our goal that all our of children be successful and a lot of times, even though I'm not in education, I see the kids out on the street and it's so good to be able to compliment them," said Julia Holman, president of Madison Links.

The Links, Inc. is an international, non-profit made up of nearly 15-thousand professional women of color.

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