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May 09. 2013 1:18PM

Londonderry youth with 4.0 GPA commutes 2.5 hours to school

"Every single day I wake up and tell myself I could have made it easier on myself," said Laferriere. "I do get tired. But the quality of education I get, the quality of the people there ... this is the environment I want to be in, this is what I need to do to become the person I want to become."

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