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At Lowell High School, the top public high school in San Francisco, the seniors are stressed out. They are preparing for the application process to top tier universities, like Stanford and Harvard, a race with a competitive edge. It’s hard to stand out at a school where cool kids are nerds and nearly everyone has an amazing talent. With humor and heart, director Debbie Lum takes us to the reality of the American college application process and the intersection of class, race and educational opportunity as experienced by students living through it. TRY HARDER! is a portrait of young adults in the most diverse American generation.