NEW YORK - A high school senior in Manhattan is making the most of his mother's hard work to make his future brighter.
There was a celebration at Democracy Prep Harlem High School when Winston Perez found out he was accepted at Cornell University.
It's a dream his mother has had for him since he was little, when she moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, leaving her son behind so she could establish a life.
Winston moved to the U.S. when he was 9 years old.
Now, nearly a decade later, he's showing how hard work has paid off.
He plans to study architecture at Cornell, after his mom helped him build his dream.