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His father is a Washington University janitor.

There’s still a picture that floats around the house of Meris Saric as a toddler wearing an adult-size Washington University sweatshirt that he got from his dad.

But the photo and the sweatshirt have a new meaning to Saric, 18, now that he is moved in for his freshman year on the campus he grew up admiring.

His acceptance at the prestigious, private school means a little extra as a first-generation college student whose family’s time in St. Louis has been rooted deeply in the university.

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