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Student’s long journey from the Congo to Kentucky filled with adversity

Student’s long journey from the Congo to Kentucky filled with adversity

By Alyssa Molden, Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, Lexington, Ky.

May 9, 2014

Raphael Makombo is ecstatic to have the opportunity to go to school. He is passionate not only about learning, but also about life.

Land of broken dreams

Land of broken dreams

By Lauren Bally and Estrella Gonzales

May 1, 2014

In a matter of seconds, everything that Julio Arroyo and Luis Vargas had worked toward since middle school had vanished. Their years of JROTC and their dreams of the Army ended in rejection.

From Brazil to America: School security guard shares journey

From Brazil to America: School security guard shares journey

By Emma Veidt, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

January 29, 2014

Every day, security guards wearing neon yellow jackets ride around the school on their bikes or in their golf carts. Some stop during lunch and chat with kids about their classes. Others race the seagulls to the trash while students continue to nibble their sandwiches. These guards are familiar face...

Teacher shares inspiring journey from West Africa to Pennsylvania

Teacher shares inspiring journey from West Africa to Pennsylvania

By Carly Crofcheck, Tyrone Area HS, Tyrone, Pa.

October 15, 2013

If there were a Tyrone Area High School award for miles travelled on life’s journey, TAHS French and chemistry teacher Ganieyou Salamy would be a strong favorite to win. Salamy was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, in West Africa. Salamy’s parents were originally...