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Graduate Defies and Inspires

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This time of year, high school seniors across the state are graduating. It's an accomplishment that's often taken for granted in most of Massachusetts.

Statewide, 80 percent of students graduate in four years. But in Boston, it drops to 60 percent.

Many inner city kids must often overcome obstacles just getting to school each day. Some rise above the challenges. WBUR's David Boeri introduces us to one graduate whose success defies the odds.

This program aired on June 6, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.

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