Keeping standards high at Boys Latin

David Hardy believes every young man at Boys’ Latin is “the architect of his own fortune.” But to build that future, students must first pass inspection. The high school also embodies Hardy’s vision of getting more boys, particularly African American boys, into college, an uphill battle. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

He’s beating the odds. Northeast High star has big dreams, big challenges.

A chiseled 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Deion Barnes is ranked as the sixth-best defensive end in the country, and he has narrowed his choices of big-time football programs. With football season fast approaching, he faces his biggest challenges and decisions, some right outside his front door. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)