Khalil Turner wore a tuxedo for the first time for the Write Field program’s graduation ceremony. Last year, the soft-spoken student had trouble staying on track during class and was afraid to raise his hand.
But on the night of the ceremony, dressed in that tuxedo, Turner felt comfortable in the spotlight. In front of a crowd of friends, family, mentors and special guests, he felt like he was on the red carpet. He was “doing something big,” he said.