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Best of the Bronx: High school student Jocely Lopez accepted to Columbia University

Lopez will study environmental science at Columbia.

Lopez will study environmental science at Columbia.

Hard work has paid off for one Bronx teen, who will be heading off to an Ivy League school in August.

Jocely Lopez, a student at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, will attend Columbia University. She applied to 22 institutions, including Brown and Cornell, and was not rejected from a single one.

Third in her high school class, Lopez says she was in disbelief when she...

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