Well today I did not have to look for anything because in my email I received some "Good News"!
My mom sent me an email that was forwarded to her. The subject line of the email said, "
"The entire senior class at Chicago's only public all-male, all-African-American high school has been accepted to four-year colleges"
Now, my mother receives and forwards a lot of emails to me about all types of things, from free Applebee's dinners to Bill Gates handing out Microsoft checks! So I was very interested and surprised to receive this email!
An excerpt of the body of the email is below which contains the story written by , a staff writer for the Chicago tribune. (courtesy of the Chicago Tribune).
Photo credit:Heather Charles.
The entire senior class at Chicago 's only public all-male, all-African-American high school has been accepted to four-year colleges. At last count, the 107 seniors had earned spots at 72 schools across the nation.To read the rest of the story go to chicagotribune.com
Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at an all-school assembly at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men in Englewood this morning to congratulate them. It's the first graduating class at Urban Prep since it opened its doors in 2006.
Huberman applauded the seniors for making CPS shine.
"All of you in the senior class have shown that what matters is perseverance, what matters is focus, what matters is having a dream and following that dream," Huberman said.
The school enforces a strict uniform of black blazers, khaki pants and red ties -- with one exception. After a student receives the news he was accepted into college, he swaps his red tie for a red and gold one at an assembly.
The last 13 students received their college ties today, to thunderous applause.
YES, YES, YES! This is VERY GOOD NEWS!!
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