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Back to School: First-Generation College Student Learns the Ropes

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon
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Molly Solomon
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Makaha resident Carolyn Phapakdy is starting her second year at Leeward Community College. The first-generation college student was a participant in the 'Onipa'a summer bridge program last year.

Students are wrapping up their first week of classes across the University of Hawai‘i system. One of those students is 18 year-old Carolyn Phapakdy, the first in her family to go to college. Last year, we introduced you to her on her first day at Leeward Community College. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with her one year later.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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