GARY, Ind. (AP) — James Piggee has simple advice for high school students: Go be something.
For 27 years in a row, the Gary man has coordinated a bus tour during spring break to dozens of historically black colleges and universities, from Grambling to Howard. The now nationally known program started humbly with one bus and 35 students in 1986.
Since then, more than 6,000 high school students have taken the tour to help select a college. About 90 percent of them graduated with degrees.
The Post-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/17YHxFc ) the former Gary teacher and administrator recently returned from his latest bus tour with 135 high school students through several southern states. Nearly every one of those students — most from Gary schools — received a full-ride or partial scholarship to a historically black college.
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