Lessons from the Class of 2004

Ten years after graduation, how has one high school's graduating class learned to succeed and handle failure? WSJ's Sue Shellenbarger and York School class of 2004 alumna Meagan Rehberg join Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero with the answers. Photo: Craig Lee for the Wall Street Journal

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