Students and teachers at Northside High got a big surprise in Lafayette today.
For several weeks, the entire school has been reading a New York Times Bestseller called The Pact.
It's about three young men who made a promise to each other that they would become doctors even though they grew up under difficult circumstances.
Today those three men flew into Lafayette to tell their story first hand.
"They really have a strong youth oriented message because if you know their story, it's one of struggle but overcoming obstacles to make sure that education is something that they utilize to succeed. That was really the message today, to really inspire the youth that are here so that they understand that it doesn't matter what your circumstances are, it doesn't matter if you have parents that are on drugs, it doesn't matter if you're poor, it doesn't matter if you don't have parents,that you can succeed through education. "
Northside students were shocked and say they loved the surprise.