By Susan Winlow
Apalonia Carges is a newly minted high school graduate and about to head out and find her first job.
She sat Wednesday in a classroom at Vacaville’s Country High School – her last “class” of her high school career wasn’t even mandatory, yet she was there; like she had been for the better part of the past year.
Carges, 20, and dozens of other girls take part in a voluntary program called Soroptimists Teaching and Empowering for Personal Success, or STEPS. It’s the brainchild of Desiree Ramos, a member of the Vacaville Soroptimist group.