Still I rise: Outstanding students of Oak Cliff

These graduating seniors embody poet Maya Angelou’s promise to find a way into a “daybreak that’s wondrously clear.”

Carmen Flores  “It was hard to come to school and leave her… But I have to, to have a better future for us.”

Fatima Mendoza  “I think God was helping me realize that my parents might not always be there.”

Abraham Mendoza  “I appreciate the teachers who doubted me.”

Sydney Hernandez  “I wasn’t treated like this sad puppy. People started to respect me for me.”

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