DR. ELAINE RUIZ LÓPEZ - END OF YEAR CEO NEWS & NOTES 2018

Changing Lives and Transforming Communities One Scholar at a Time
Cohort IX Graduation
 
On June 29, 2018 the International Leadership Charter High School held the graduation ceremony for Cohort IX. This annual commencement celebration with all stakeholders in our school community present is always an exciting and extraordinary event. This single day embodies all that we do at our charter high school to support the academic accomplishment and personal success for each scholar.. All efforts are intentional and dedicated toward the 100% graduation of our scholars who are prepared for the next phase of their journey toward the completion college.

I am delighted to announce that our Valedictorian, Cartomou Feseru, will attend New York University, to major in the Bio-Molecular Science and to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. While a high school student Cartomou was selected to enroll in college level courses through the Lehman College Now program.  Cartomou’s favorite quote “See the bad inside yourself and see the good inside others” --- Imam Ali. Our Salutatorian, Stephanie Nunez, will attend Iona College to study psychology and plans to pursue a Law degree.  As a high school student, Stephanie participated in the Scales of Justice Law Program and Model UN representing Brazil. She describes in her senior profile that these experiences were eye opening and transformative experiences. 
 
Excerpt of CEO Commencement Speech is found below.


Dear Graduates,
 
Today, I congratulate you for your accomplishment and choosing to be successful!  Your high school graduation is the first giant step in your journey toward achieving your goals and your dream. You are already making a difference and have set the example for members of your family and hundreds of students who will graduate from the International Leadership Charter High School in years to come. This is just the beginning of exploring your purpose, developing your vision, pursuing your dreams and setting goals that will bring you closer to your destiny.
 
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Posted: July 26, 2018