For the ninth year in a row, Detroit Cristo Rey High School seniors have reached 100% college acceptance. At an assembly on Jan. 31 the entire school celebrated the news with applause, cake, and encouraging words from President Mike Khoury.
This year’s senior Wolves howled their way to over 296 individual college acceptances from 210 universities and 83 community colleges. As part of their first semester college readiness course, taught by college counselors London Johnson and Jassadi Moore, seniors were required to complete FAFSA applications, attend three college visits, apply for four scholarships, and apply to at least six colleges.
Although the process required much work, seniors like Telrionna Grandberry said it was worth it.
“Having 100% college acceptance is a great feeling,” said Grandberry. “One-hundred percent acceptance is an accomplishment for our school and made me feel proud of my senior class.”
Senior Naieemah Muhammad agreed that the effort the seniors put in to the application process
“Going to college is a great experience and opportunity,” said Muhammad. “I’m so proud of the seniors and myself because of what we have been through together this year.”