Through mariachi music, Wash. students find path to college

  • by: MANUEL VALDES , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 20, 2013 - 1:20 AM

WENATCHEE, Wash. — By the end of a recent weekend, the big achievement among Ramon Rivera's high school mariachi band wasn't that they had logged more than 700 miles in a bus packed with musical instruments or that they had played two shows in front of large audiences.

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