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Exceptional student takes risks

Exceptional student takes risks

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Senior Juan Carpo is hard of hearing, still that didn't stop him from giving a speech about Arizona University. Capri, on the left ,stands with his South Mountain High School teacher Alexandra Poindexter.

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Talayna Barnes, Reporter
May 4, 2017

On March 29, South Mountain High School senior Juan Carpio gave a very notable speech about being accepted to Northern Arizona University. “Basically, in my speech I was talking about myself, about my dreams, what I want to become in my future,” he said. “I was talking about my parents. They didn’t have an education, like I did, and I will be the first one to attend college.” Carpio was overwhelmed with joy, though he didn’t know how the crowd was going to respond to his speech. To his amazement, he was praised with gracious compliments. The reason Carpio's speech was so r...

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