Over 3,500 members of The City College of New York's 2012 class graduated Friday.
One of them, Julian Flores, a local hero to his Flushing neighborhood who we profiled earlier this week, graduated summa cum laude and heads now to Harvard Medical School on scholarship.
"It feels good because it means that I lived up to the expectations of a lot of friends and family members," Flores said. "I lived up to my own too. Just the cherry on the cake, basically, to my aspirations up to this point. And now it just sets the stage for what's to come."
Flores says he couldn't believe his eyes when he got this acceptance letter from Harvard Medical School, which he almost didn't apply to. It was one out of nine schools that accepted him.