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Washington Heights student attends State of the Union

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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A high school senior from Washington Heights was among the special guests seated with the First Lady at the State of the Union.

President Obama mentioned Estiven Rodriguez by name while talking about his plan to improve access to higher education.

The Dominican immigrant came to the country at age 9 and didn't speak any English.

He is college bound in the fall.

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