Students: The Dropout Who Made Good

Joe Sorrentino has 25 scars on his hands to prove that he was one of the best street fighters that Brooklyn's tough Fort Hamilton neighborhood ever had. By the time he was 20, he had flunked out of high school four times, had been booted out of the Marines and had lost 30 jobs. That was ten years ago. This month Joe Sorrentino, now 30, was valedictorian of Harvard Law School. "It has been a long journey to this honor," he told the commencement audience, in what was almost certainly the year's most...

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