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Every Student At This High School Was Accepted Into College For The First Time

By Aimee Lutkin

The 2017 class of Ballou High School, located in the Southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., made history this year when every single senior applied to college.

WUSA9 reports that this is a first for the school, where just last year only 3 percent of Ballou students met the city-wide tested reading standards. The difference comes not only from the hard work of the staff at Ballou, but the students themselves who vowed to apply as a group. Every single one of the 170 students who graduated received an acceptance letter.