Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mission High School Students beat the odds

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend some time with four Mission High School students who are graduating this week and going to college in the fall. They all overcome tremendous obstacles--mainly rough home lives--to get to where they are. I wrote up their stories in the following SFGate post: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfmoms/detail?&entry_id=40827.

4 comments:

  1. Nice article, Kate. Very inspiring, and I wish all of those young adults the very best in college and in life.

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  2. Nice article. I did a project with some students at Mission about 10 years ago. Super smart kids with some the crappiest life circumstances imaginable. Only a handful went off to college, and out of those that did, only a few graduated. I wish those kids a ton of luck, but I also hope that they get the support they need in college because they'll need it to graduate.

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  3. Thank you for this piece.

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  4. Thank you for going inside Mission High and writing a real human interest story. So easy for people to bash that school and to get hysterical when they hear that so-and-so was assigned to Mission instead of Washington or Lowell. Your story portrayed the dedication of unsung heros, real students and real teachers alike, beating the odds. I will feel differently about Mission High every time I drive by from now on.

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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