Brooklyn —

Davone McCord is not the same person he was two years ago.

The 16-year-old, a junior at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Clinton Hill, sat in the study room of LaSalle Hall clad in a gray suit jacket and a striped tie, dressed for a board dinner with two fellow students and three dorm staff members one recent evening. Davone said that he is academically motivated, and hopes to attend an Ivy League school after he graduates. But he remembers himself as a different person before he moved into the boarding residence where he lives during the academic year.

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