Some JCPS students receiving scholarships to prestigious colleges

Some JCPS students receiving scholarships to prestigious colleges

August 20, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


STUDENTS FROM BECOMING JUST ANOTHER NUMBER. HE MAY BE AT THE TOP OF THE FERN CREEK COMPUTER SCIENCE ACADEMY, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO CHOOSING A COLLEGE, HE WAS NOT AIMING FOR THE TOP.>>BASICALLY JUST THEY GO TO SCHOOL HERE IN THE AREA – . BEN: SHE WAS NOT EVEN MAKING POST SECONDARY PLANS.>>I DO NOT THINK I WOULD MAKE IT INTO COLLEGE. BEN: THAT WAS UNTIL TEACHER BO BAKER SAID THERE SIGHTS HIGHER. HE BEGAN WORKING WITH UNDERCLASSMEN, MEETING WITH PARENTS OF PROMISING STUDENTS AND TAKING THEM THROUGH THE SELECTION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS. THESE 11 STUDENTS WILL BE THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF THE NEW IVY PLUS PROGRAM.>>I STARTED GETTING THE IMPRESSION THAT THE MORE I COULD HAVE ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH ADMISSION OFFICERS, THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE. IT GAVE THESE GETS A NAME WITH A FACE. BEN: YOU ARE LOOKING AT A FUTURE FRESHMAN AT ST. JOHN’S. IN JENNIFER JUST A $40,000 A YEAR IN THE PROCEDURE — UNIVERSITY.>>I AM PLAYING $3000 IN LOANS. BEN: COLBY WILL BE GOING TO AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.>>I SCREAMED AND HUGGED. WE WERE NOT THAT CLOSE YET AS I