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When Tyler Folks started at Cherokee High School, few expected him to finish.
“I didn’t want to be here,” Folks said. "I didn’t like school. I’d get in trouble, get in fights, didn’t care."
He would get mad at teachers. He was older than others because he was held back in middle school. He has a hard time reading.