PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A high school in North Philadelphia is celebrating a milestone achievement — all Cristo Rey seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges.
The privately funded Catholic school for underprivileged children is just four years old, and this is the first ever graduating class.READ MORE: Joel Embiid Scores 43, 76ers Hold Off Pesky Hornets In OT
Principal Dr. Michael Gomez says students and their parents put a lot of faith into the faculty:
“We promised that if students worked hard and focused on a goal with resilience, that we would achieve it. One hundred-percent of our kids were accepted into college.”READ MORE: Quadruple Shooting In Brewerytown Sends 4 Males, Including Teen, To Hospital: Police
Raven Parker-Watson plans to study nursing at one of the five schools that accepted her. She’s all smiles, knowing the hard work paid off:
“Nights of studying, sometimes even tears, but I pushed through it. Always had the support at home and at school.”
So far, the 86 students earned a total 306 acceptance letters.MORE NEWS: 13 Philadelphia Police Officers On Administrative Duty Over Gun Arrest Discrepancies
Congratulations, boys and girls!