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Cheers greet students dropping off college applications at NYC Outward Bound march

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NEW YORK — Several hundred New York City High school students are a step closer to college after mailing their applications amid cheers and high-fives.

The eight schools that are part of the NYC Outward Bound network staged their fourth annual college march Friday.

Seniors carried signs with slogans like "Proud to be College Bound" as they marched to their local post offices.

Student Mame Sylla (mah-MAY' SIH'-luh) came from Chelsea's James Baldwin School: A School for Expeditionary Learning.

She said it felt "amazing" to mail three college applications. She hopes to become a businesswoman.

Schools in the network incorporate elements of the Outward Bound philosophy such as teamwork and growth through outdoor adventure.

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