Eight students and two teachers from the Durham Nativity School recently returned from a trip to Uganda with a group of neurosurgeons.
The trip was the brainchild of Michael Haglund, professor of neurosurgery, neurobiology and global health at Duke University and program training director of the Duke Neurosurgery Program.
Starting in August, Haglund met with DNS students once a month for two hours on Thursday nights teaching leadership classes.
Haglund said he talked about leadership but most importantly he taught the boys about “grit.”
“Well, obviously they’ve been dealt lower socioeconomic status,” Haglund said. “They come from not the best situations and now they have this chance at this Nativity School, that if they work hard, they can turn it all around.”
Durham Nativity School is a free, private, all-male prep school that excepts academically gifted fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders with economic disadvantages and prepares them for elite, private, college preparatory high schools and acquires scholarships for its students to attend such high schools.Continue reading this article at The Raleigh News & Observer