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Omar knows his scholarship to Ghalib Academy Boarding School is a game changer, providing him - the son of a servant - with an opportunity to improve his station in life. He can't wait to experience all the school has to offer, especially science club and hopefully the soccer team; but when he arrives, his hopes are dashed. First-year scholarship students aren't allowed to join clubs or teams - and not only that, they have to earn their keep doing menial chores. At first Omar is dejected--but then he gets angry when he learns something even worse - the school deliberately weeds out kids like him by requiring them to get significantly higher grades than kids who can pay tuition. With the help of his tight knit new group of friends - and with the threat of expulsion - he sets out to change a rigged system.