Services to be held for Cornell-bound teen who drowned

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17-year-old Winston Perez-Ventura drowned over the weekend while swimming in a gorge in Ithaca.

Loved ones will gather in the Bronx on Wednesday to remember a teenager who was set to begin his first year of college at Cornell University in Ithaca.

17-year-old Winston Perez-Ventura's story went viral earlier this year after his family celebrated his acceptance into the Ivy League school on camera.

Perez-Venturadrowned over the weekend while swimming in a gorge in Ithaca.

The university says he and other students were taking part in a pre-Freshman summer program.

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