It was a day of celebration as students at Houston Independent School District’s Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy held a red-carpet celebration in honor of 100% senior college acceptances on Thursday.
During a special school-wide assembly, YWCPA students walked a red carpet to announce the institutions of higher learning where they will continue their academic careers. Some have been accepted to the nation’s most prestigious universities, including Bryn Mawr College, the University of Virginia, Berea College and Texas A&M University.
“We are so excited and proud of you all,” YWCPA Principal April Williams said to a cheering crowd of students, parents and staff. “Always come back to visit us and help us to build upon that strong YWCPA spirit.”
It has been a triumphant year for YWCPA’s Class of 2019. Thus far, the Class of 2019 has been admitted to 58 institutions across 21 states and has received over $4.1 million in scholarships.
At YWCPA, the administration provides guidance and support in preparation for attending institutions of higher education beginning in sixth grade. Each student is introduced to an array of college choices nationwide, taken on campus tours and offered specialized career-strand courses.
YWCPA’s College Signing Day is held to not only celebrate seniors going to college, but also to encourage a college-going culture among underclassmen.
“Remember this moment,” Williams told the underclassmen. “Take a look at your sisters – this will be you in just a few years!”