As freshmen get settled into dorms, make new friends and withstand the rigors of college life, one-third of students nationwide carry the added hopes and apprehensions of being the first in their families to attend a four-year college. For three such students, the obstacles they’ve overcome — emerging from a beleaguered school district whose students score well below state averages on college-readiness tests — make them more determined to succeed and set an example for their siblings and other city students.
Source: NorthJersey:Passaic News

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