Gabriel Lopez, right, and his mother, Maria Vazquez listen to Cris Laurens, Magnet Coordinator at Powell GT Magnet Elementary, during a Magnet Mini Fair at Farmington Woods Elementary School in Cary, N.C. January 6, 2016. This year, Wake County school officials placed 3,010 out of 5,458 magnet school applicants for the 2016-17 school year.
Gabriel Lopez, right, and his mother, Maria Vazquez listen to Cris Laurens, Magnet Coordinator at Powell GT Magnet Elementary, during a Magnet Mini Fair at Farmington Woods Elementary School in Cary, N.C. January 6, 2016. This year, Wake County school officials placed 3,010 out of 5,458 magnet school applicants for the 2016-17 school year. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Gabriel Lopez, right, and his mother, Maria Vazquez listen to Cris Laurens, Magnet Coordinator at Powell GT Magnet Elementary, during a Magnet Mini Fair at Farmington Woods Elementary School in Cary, N.C. January 6, 2016. This year, Wake County school officials placed 3,010 out of 5,458 magnet school applicants for the 2016-17 school year. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
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