D.C. Public Schools

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and partnering institution the George Washington University celebrated the conclusion of the city’s inaugural Advanced Internship Program, which provides work opportunities for students eager to build career-ready skills.
SMHS hosts the year-long program, Upward Bound, which provides access and exposure for local high school students who will be the first-generation of college students in their families.
During his childhood in Indiana, Ferid Murad had a habit of memorizing license plate numbers. At the restaurant his parents owned, he would keep customers’ orders in his head and tally their bills without pen or paper. He admits these exercises seem “crazy,” but says they helped him a great deal…