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At All-boys' D.C.High School, 'Young Kings' Find Discipline, Community

(Photo: KC McGinnis, USA TODAY)

At the invocation, about 100 young African-American high school freshmen look up from their breakfasts — teetering stacks of waffles and piles of scrambled eggs and bacon — and await a message from Benjamin Williams.

They’ve just arrived on big yellow school buses for the second day of a two-week orientation for Ron Brown College Preparatory (RBCP), Washington, D.C.’s new boys-only public high school and one of only a handful nationwide.