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Road to Graduation

A high school diploma is the culmination of years of hard work, but for some young people, the road to graduation holds unique challenges. These stories were produced by young journalists participating in the PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs project.

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Road to Graduation: Quajon Avila

Senior Quajon Avila was not always sure he would make it to graduation at his high school in Harlem. Now he looks forward to starting college to study business and culinary arts.

Produced by: Shakaine Grant, Ricky Guillen, Sulayman Jawara and Tesharr Roque

SRL Advisers: Danny Hwang and Eric Reyes

These stories are produced by Student Reporting Labs as part of the “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen” initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Station partners include Arkansas Educational Television, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Eight, Arizona PBS, Houston Public Media, Kentucky Educational Television, KLRU, NJTV, South Carolina ETV, Utah Education Network and WNET.