John B.

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Graduate

Chicago, Illinois

John B., 17, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and recently graduated from high school. He is active in his School of Rock performance band and is part of a punk band called No Pulp. He plans to major in creative writing and hopes to attend Columbia College in Chicago.

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Posted June 24, 2015

My Journey to Acceptance: A Transgender Teen Reflects on His Schooling

I always knew it, even though I didn’t have a name for it for a long time. “I a boy!”…

By John B.

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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