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Stories

Our students are more than just their stories. Their success is the reason we exist.

  • Student Alumni Story: Pa Kong Lee and Peace Corps

    With a new school and AmeriCorps service year underway, we want to highlight the importance of service and community. Through a series of three stories, we are recognizing College Possible Minnesota student alumni who have dedicated their time to service, through a variety of forms. Having participated in both College Possible high school and college […]

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  • Student Alumni Stories: Sue Sai Her and the U.S. Navy

    With a new school and AmeriCorps service year underway, we want to highlight the importance of service and community. Through a series of three stories, we are recognizing College Possible Minnesota student alumni who have dedicated their time to service, through a variety of forms. Having participated in both College Possible high school and college […]

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  • Student Alumni Stories: Tenzin and AmeriCorps

    With a new school and AmeriCorps service year underway, we want to highlight the importance of service and community. Through a series of three stories, we are recognizing College Possible Minnesota student alumni who have dedicated their time to service, through a variety of forms. Having participated in both College Possible high school and college […]

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  • Being a Voice for the Voiceless: Keng’s Big Dream

    Although he had big dreams for his future, Keng Xiong didn’t feel prepared for the next step after high school. With a friend’s encouragement, Keng applied for College Possible. He became part of the Navigate program, which uses a virtual model to connect students across Minnesota with coaches to help with the college process. “I […]

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  • Engineering His Future

    When asked about his next move, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee senior Josh Sharkey says, “I’m keeping my eyes wide open, looking ahead.” The computer engineering major is well on his way to a bright future by building an impressive resume of internships at home and abroad. Josh knew he wanted to study computer engineering before even […]

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  • Learning to Lead Beyond the Basketball Court

    “Feeling bad for people isn’t going to help them. I want to be in a position where I can actually do the work and make a difference,” says Lake View High School senior, Humar Gbadegesin. Humar, like many high school seniors across the country, is contemplating which college will be the best fit for him […]

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  • Purpose Driven Path

    Anwen Parrot had always been resistant to the idea of becoming a lawyer. Despite a lifetime of prodding by friends and family who cited her love of reading, writing and knack of philosophical arguments as proof that should would be a natural, it never sounded like an appealing profession. That was until she became a […]

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  • Meet Sana

    Like many young people, Sana Vang spent hours dreaming of her future career. In her case, she planned to be a nurse, thinking she could use her skills and training to take care of her mother if she became ill. But – also like many young people – she changed her mind when she got […]

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  • Meet Jessica

    “Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”

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  • Meet Huy

    “If I could describe my experience as a college student in one word—it would be ‘amazing!'”

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