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The unique roads of Baltimore college graduates

The unique roads of Baltimore college graduates

LeNyia Preston was a bored high school freshman when she realized she wanted classes that were more stimulating. So she enrolled at Howard Community College and began taking courses there as well.

By the time Preston graduated high school in 2014, she had also earned an associate's degree in bioinformatics, an emerging field that combines biology with computer science.

Still only 19, Preston will graduate from Towson University on Friday and then head to Hawaii to start work for a tech firm.

For some members of the Class of 2016, the road through college was winding. There were wunderkinds like Preston who breezed through her coursework...