"UChicago celebrates the promise of Chicago youth", by Maureen Kelleher, UChicago News
Daweed Abdiel was one of about 60 Chicago high school seniors honored at the 2015 Student Recognition Night, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement. He credits his Upward Bound mentors for exposing him to the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics and for staying the course with him as his interests evolved. "They won't tell you what to do, but they'll ask you questions," he said. "They'll help you find your passions."