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This Student Gets Through Tough Times Thanks To Her Softball Team

American Graduate: Race, Poverty And The Changing Face Of Schools 15

Duncanville High School has undergone big demographic changes in recent years. Today, about 70 percent of the students are considered economically disadvantaged — students like Rykeyia Branch. The high school senior is juggling classes with a part-time job and her role as manager of the Panthers softball team. ‘I don’t want to be selfish’ From the moment the game begins…