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Series...D.C. Area Students Succeed Against Tough Odds

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This week, education reporter Kavitha Cardoza has been telling us about remarkable students she has met- students who seem destined to succeed- despite overwhelming odds. Today we hear about 18-year-old Josue Rosales, who has just graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia.

Ginger Moored helped in the production of this story. The Esperanza Education Fund provided assistance in the production of this story.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

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