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Cass Tech student headed to Harvard; Earns $1.3M in scholarships

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WINNING AND WINNING AND WINNING >> Jason: I WANT SNON KNOCK HIM >> Jason: I WANT SNON KNOCK HIM OFF

OFF >>> A CASS TECH SENIOR IS HEADED >>> A CASS TECH SENIOR IS HEADED TO HARVARD IN THE FALL ON A FULL TO HARVARD IN THE FALL ON A FULL SCHOLARSHIP, BUT HE HAD OTHER SCHOLARSHIP, BUT HE HAD OTHER OPTIONS, TOO OPTIONS, TOO >> Karen: HE GOT INTO 6 OTHER >> Karen: HE GOT INTO 6 OTHER IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS AND SNAGGED IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS AND SNAGGED $13 MILLION OFFERS

$13 MILLION OFFERS WE CAUGHT UP WITH LOUIE JIMENEZ WE CAUGHT UP WITH LOUIE JIMENEZ >> Jamie: WHEN HE WALKS OUT FOR >> Jamie: WHEN HE WALKS OUT FOR GOOD ON FRIDAY, HE WILL KNOW HE GOOD ON FRIDAY, HE WILL KNOW HE PUT EVERY UNITED STATES OF EFRNT PUT EVERY UNITED STATES OF EFRNT HE COULD INTO HIS HIGH SCHOOL HE COULD INTO HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEAR

YEAR HE HAS BEEN ON A MISSION HE HAS BEEN ON A MISSION >> HE HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO GET AN >> HE HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO GET AN "A" IN EVERY CLASS AND WANTED TO "A" IN EVERY CLASS AND WANTED TO GET AN "A" ALL THE TIME GET AN "A" ALL THE TIME

>> Jamie: HE SAID HIS MOM IS >> Jamie: HE SAID HIS MOM IS ALWAYS HIS INSPIRATION ALWAYS HIS INSPIRATION >> MOM DIDN’T RECEIVE A FORMAL >> MOM DIDN’T RECEIVE A FORMAL EDUCATION BECAUSE HER FATHER EDUCATION BECAUSE HER FATHER DIDN’T BELIEVE IN SCHOOL, SO SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE IN SCHOOL, SO SHE DIDN’T EVEN FINISH ELEMENTARY DIDN’T EVEN FINISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL BUT MY MOM IS ONE OF THE MOST BUT MY MOM IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS I’VE EVER AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS I’VE EVER MET

MET SHE TAUGHT ME THE MOST VALUABLE SHE TAUGHT ME THE MOST VALUABLE LESSON LESSON >> Jamie: WITH A PERFECT 40 AT >> Jamie: WITH A PERFECT 4

0 AT CASS TECH, HE FOUND THAT HARD CASS TECH, HE FOUND THAT HARD WORK PAYS OFF WORK PAYS OFF HE WAS ACCEPTED TO NOT ONE, NOT HE WAS ACCEPTED TO NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT TWELVE UNIVERSITIES TWO, BUT TWELVE UNIVERSITIES >> BROWN, COLUMBIA, CORNELL

>> BROWN, COLUMBIA, CORNELL >> Jamie: THE LETTERS KEPT >> Jamie: THE LETTERS KEPT COMING TO HIS LINCOLN PARK HOME COMING TO HIS LINCOLN PARK HOME AND ACCEPTED TO 7 OF THE 8 IVY AND ACCEPTED TO 7 OF THE 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS AND EARNED $13 LEAGUE SCHOOLS AND EARNED $13 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINALLY SETTLED ON HARVARD FINALLY SETTLED ON HARVARD >> CONGRATULATIONS! >> CONGRATULATIONS! >> Jamie: HE WILL BE A FIRST >> Jamie: HE WILL BE A FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT FROM GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT FROM HIS FAMILY

HIS FAMILY HE SAID THE MESSAGE IS, EVEN IF HE SAID THE MESSAGE IS, EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE RESOURCES INSIDE YOU DON’T HAVE RESOURCES INSIDE YOUR HOUSE OR COMMUNITY, GO SEEK YOUR HOUSE OR COMMUNITY, GO SEEK THEM OUT THEM OUT >> I SHOULD ALWAYS PURSUE WHAT >> I SHOULD ALWAYS PURSUE WHAT YOU WANT TO PURSUE AND NEVER BE YOU WANT TO PURSUE AND NEVER BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP

>> Jamie: HE STARTS CLASSES IN >> Jamie: HE STARTS CLASSES IN AUGUST AT CAMBRIDGE BUT WILL AUGUST AT CAMBRIDGE BUT WILL NEVER FORGET HIS HOMETOWN AND NEVER FORGET HIS HOMETOWN AND HOPES TO AND ROLE MODEL FOR HOPES TO AND ROLE MODEL FOR OTHER KIDS OTHER KIDS FROM LINCOLN PARK, JAMIE FROM LINCOLN PARK, JAMIE EDMONDS, LOCAL 4 EDMONDS, LOCAL 4 >> Jason: ALWAYS APPLY FOR THE >> Jason: ALWAYS APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS WE WERE REQUIRED TO AND ALL GOT

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