Tally of NELA’s College-Bound Seniors Increases
The Boulevard Sentinel’s tally in June of high-school graduates found that 654 out of 901 were college bound from four local high schools: Eagle Rock High in Eagle Rock, Franklin High in Highland Park, and Renaissance Arts Academy and Alliance Environmental Science and Technology, both in Glassell Park.
Since then, two more local high schools have reported on their recent graduates’ college plans.
At Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School in Lincoln Heights, 111 of 117 students in the Class of 2018 are headed for college: 51 will attend universities in the Cal State system; 34 will attend community college; 18 will attend universities within the University of California; seven will attend college at private and public schools out-of-state (including Dartmouth, Middlebury and the University of Oregon) and one will attend private in-state college at the ArtCenter College of Design.
At Alliance Tennenbaum Family Technology High School in Glassell Park, 76 of 82 of this year’s graduating seniors are college bound: 42 will attend community college; 23 will attend universities in the Cal State system, eight will attend universities within the University of California and three will attend private colleges in California (including Azusa Pacific, Mt. St. Mary’s and Woodbury).
Those results bring the Boulevard Sentinel’s college-bound tally to 841 of 1,100 local high school graduates, or 76%.
Scholarships for Franklin Grads
Alexandra Delgadillo and Kimberly Lara, graduates in the Class of 2018 at Franklin High in Highland Park, have each been selected to receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF), the non-profit arm of the Latino caucus in state government.
The scholarships, announced on June 21, will help support Ms. Delgadillo and Ms. Lara as they head for two of the finest colleges in the United States. Ms. Delgadillo will attend Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Ms. Lara will attend Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
There were 900 applicants for the CLLCF scholarships and 60 winners throughout California. The selection criteria were academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received and work history.
T.A. Hendrickson, a native of Eagle Rock, is the editor of the Boulevard Sentinel and a former member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times.