Now, we’ve caught up with him at his new school: Yale University. Edgar, who received a full scholarship to Yale, is one of 64 HISD graduates beginning college at a top tier university this semester as part of the district’s EMERGE program. EMERGE aims to take students, particularly those from low-income households, to new heights by preparing them to receive scholarships and acceptance to the nation’s top college and universities.
Watch the video below and ride along with Edgar as he journeys from his mobile home to his former high school across town—and then almost 2,000 miles away to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut— and be inspired by his drive and determination to succeed.
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