Najuane Phillpotts, 17, woke up extra early Wednesday morning and put on a black button-down shirt and tie.
As he drove to Milford Mill Academy, he kept thinking that this was the day that would change his life.
His school hosted an instant admission college fair, bringing together 15 historically black colleges and hundreds of students from 20 Baltimore County high schools who packed Milford Mill’s gymnasium to meet with college representatives. After just a few minutes of discussion, many walked away with an acceptance letter — or two or three.
Phillpotts was conditionally accepted into four colleges before noon — including his dream school, Hampton University in...