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

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Gus Aluko will attend Capitol College in the fall.
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Gus Aluko will attend Capitol College in the fall.

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 Gus Aluko, who just graduated from Kingsbury Day School in Northwest D.C.

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The Advocates for Justice and Education provided assistance in the production of this story.

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