Three North Chicago Community High School (North Chicago, IL) students were accepted to all of the highly selective, private colleges and universities to which they applied.
“I feel proud that I am going to college and that I have my pick of colleges,” says Darius Stewart, class valedictorian at North Chicago, who is currently deciding between Emory University and the Washington University in St. Louis. Fellow peers, Jevaughn Hartley and Anthony Rodriguez, share in his excitement.
“Colorado College was one school that I fell in love with from the beginning, but I was nervous since their admission rate was around 17 percent last year,” reflects Anthony Rodriguez. “At first I thought it had been a miracle that I got in, but then it dawned on me, I had poured my heart into the application, I had participated in everything I could in high school and I realized I got in because of my hard work and resolve.” Rodriguez will be the first in his family to go to college.
The seniors credit their success to the Schuler Scholar Program, which helps high-potential yet under-served students gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond.