I loved the topic and the interviewee, but in retrospect, I didn't do a good job with this story. I never found the heart, which was the kids. This story should've been about students from low-income families finally having more options for academic success. Instead, I tried to jam in too much content and too many subjects resulting in confusing copy. I think it's important to share your failures to prove what you've learned in the ensuing years. If you have to rush reading your story, you wrote too much. If you don't feel an emotion when you listen, you missed the mark.