Eighth-grader Aivin Alkurgi was slacking off, fighting with his parents, he said, but getting more sleep was a bigger incentive. Working to get out of an early morning class for extra help, he raised his grades and is back on track for high school. Taken at Ustach Middle School in north Modesto, Calif., on Sept. 25, 2013.
Eighth-grader Aivin Alkurgi was slacking off, fighting with his parents, he said, but getting more sleep was a bigger incentive. Working to get out of an early morning class for extra help, he raised his grades and is back on track for high school. Taken at Ustach Middle School in north Modesto, Calif., on Sept. 25, 2013. naustin@modbee.com
Eighth-grader Aivin Alkurgi was slacking off, fighting with his parents, he said, but getting more sleep was a bigger incentive. Working to get out of an early morning class for extra help, he raised his grades and is back on track for high school. Taken at Ustach Middle School in north Modesto, Calif., on Sept. 25, 2013. naustin@modbee.com

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