Dajuan is a friend of Justin whom I photographed a few weeks ago. They had some down time from class the other day and we met up at Ypsi High School.
Dajuan was born and raised in Ypsi and is now attending EMU with a double major. He spoke highly of his teachers growing up. He seemed irritated with the idea that people would speak negatively about growing up in Ypsi. As he put it " It was what you made of it". He credits his teachers with making him who he is today.
I asked him about life outside of school and while he came from what can be called a broken home I get the feeling his family was made up of a close circle of friends as well.
It was nice to hang out with Dajuan and Justin for a bit. Hearing them reminisce about growing up and seeing their friendship still strong just underscores another lovely aspect of Ypsi and the people here.