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In The News
44 seniors receive a record-breaking $3.22 million in scholarship offers!
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School celebrated graduation of the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
The 44 graduates received a combined $3.22 million in scholarship offers from 48 universities and colleges and 18 graduated with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Since affiliating with the Cristo Rey Network of urban high schools in 2007, 100 percent of Holy Family Cristo Rey’s graduating seniors have been accepted into college.
In his remarks to the class, Avery Munnings, a partner at Deloitte & Touche, brought wisdom and inspiration to the students. “Like me, many of you are the HOPE of your families and your community. If you want to make a better life for you, your family and your community, it starts with you, right here, right now.”
Munnings, who was the valedictorian of his class at Morehouse College went on to say, “I am here today to tell you that the most important aspect of your success will be how you handle failure. Stay focused on your goals and your dreams and always remember where you come from and those people who are counting on you.”
Maria Dudley, the class Valedictorian, received academic scholarship offers from numerous colleges and universities, and will attend Miles College where she will be a Presidential scholar majoring in chemistry and biology.
Salutatorian Stephen Roscoe who will attend Berea College in Kentucky says, “Holy Family Cristo Rey has equipped me with the ability to conquer any fears that might prevent me from achieving my goals.” Roscoe will major in computer science.
Other members of the Class of 2015 are: Traci Adams, Arlesha Banks, Herman Barham, Ivery Bragg, Felicia Burnett, Dante’ Campbell, Jalen Chamblish, De’ja Chappell, April DeVance, Ishmael Dukes, Wayne Gardner, Ty’tiauna Gilliam, Ashley Greer, Victoria Griffin, Bria Harris, Joshua Hightower, Christina Hill, Duane Holmes, Robert Jones, Kalon Jordan, Trenton Lee, Trevon Lee, Ja’Tavia Lewis, Joshua Marshall, Angelica Matthews, Phileah McDaniel, JaQuan Menefee, De’Marcus Miles, Ja’Mario Parker, Torzell Patterson, Jasmine Pegues, Alisha Pettway, Dwayne Poole, Marlow Rogers, Justin Roy, Quanzel Storey, Gabbrionna Teer, Alexandria Thomas, Brandon Towns, Jordan Walker, Kennedi Walker, Darrian Whatley
Holy Family Cristo Rey is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. For details, contact Beverly H. Dixon, Director of Admissions, at (205) firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.hfcristorey.org. Follow the school on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Principal Sydney Moore Retires; Dr. Martha Barber Selected as Interim Principal
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School announced its principal, Sidney Moore, will retire effective May 29, 2015. Mr. Moore has been with Holy Family for the past seven years, most recently serving as its principal for the past three. Mr. Moore has been an educator for over 45 years.
Dr. Martha Barber has been selected as the Interim Principal of the school by its Board of Directors. Over the past year, Dr. Barber has worked with Holy Family in the areas of curriculum and faculty development. Dr. Barber has served in academic leadership positions since 1992, most recently as Chief Academic Officer for Birmingham City Schools. Dr. Barber served as the ARI Regional Partner Coordinator for the Alabama State Department of Education and as an Adjunct Professor for Educational Leadership at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Dr. Barber received a BA degree in English from Miles College and a MA in Education, an Educational Specialist Degree, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Barber is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham Class of 2000 and has received numerous awards including the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in teaching.
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