This post was written by communications intern, Madison Campbell.
Our senior girls were just as successful as ever this year, with a 100% graduation rate from high school. The graduates will be moving on to attend an extremely impressive list of colleges and universities, including University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, Howard University, Pomona College, Stanford University, Pace University, Skidmore College, Harvard College, College of Staten Island, New York University and more. Our mentees have come so far and have accomplished so much, and we are so proud of them!
Here are a few of the GWN mentees who will soon be beginning their freshman years at college:
Carmin Wong has been a mentee for two years, and will be attending Howard University this fall. Carmin’s mentor, Hadia, says, “I have seen her grow and develop a distinct and strong voice, and as a teacher and friend, it has been an honor and a pleasure to be a part of her journey. I cannot wait to see her take on the world. And she will!” Carmin and Hadia wrote a powerful piece together called “Who Am I,” which discusses race, identity, and how others perceive them. Check it out below!
Second year mentee Karla Kim graduated from Hunter College High School, and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania this fall – with a National Merit Scholarship! Karla’s mentor, Sherry, explains, “Helping her discover herself as a writer has reawakened my joy of the craft.” This past April, Karla wrote and performed a piece titled, “Dear Christina Yang: Farewell to My Person,” which was also featured on the Huffington Post.
Angelica Rozza, third year mentee, will be attending State University of New York at New Paltz this fall. She graduated from Long Island City High School, and won a Merit Scholarship to State University of New York at Potsdam. Angelica says of her mentor, Joanna, “Without her support and motivation, senior year and the college application process would have been a nightmare.” Angelica wrote and performed a piece titled, “The Woman Upstairs” at our June CHAPTERS reading.