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Spotlight on Philadelphia’s Seniors

This year, the 132 members College Possible Philadelphia’s first class of seniors graduated from high school! They’ve earned more than 570 acceptance letters between them, and many are on track to be first generation college graduates. We’re proud to feature just a few of these seniors here.

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Breiona, West Philadelphia High School
Albright College Honors Program
Biology & Business

“I want to become a pediatric oncologist and own my own practice. My brother’s death from cancer inspired me to learn more about cancer.”

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Diamond, Parkway Center City High School
Slippery Rock University
Business

“I’ve been thinking about college all my life. I’ve been through a lot of stuff that makes me think that college would be the best place for me.”

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Jasmyne, Upper Darby High School
Neumann University
Nursing

“I feel like it would be a lot harder without College Possible. It’s easier to do it with back-up than to do it by yourself.”

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Joey, George Washington High School
Gwynedd Mercy University
Special Education

“To use a quote from the Pixar movie Up, ‘adventure is out there.’ That’s what I’m most exited for, growing and going on an adventure.”

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Kameron, Parkway Center City High School
California University of Pennsylvania
Criminal Justice

“My coaches are my backbone. they helped me out with a lot of things. They talk to me and they take the time to let me be me.”

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Marcus, Parkway Center City High School
Community College of Philadelphia
Chemistry

“It’s gonna be really tough, but in my opinion anything worth having is worth fighting for.”

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Matu, Upper Darby High School
Delaware County Community College
Criminal Justice

“I always doubted myself and thought I would get rejected. When I received my first acceptance letter, I was so stoked and happy about everything.”

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Tyreek, George Washington High School
Penn State University, University Park
Neuroscience

“I’m ready for new surroundings. I kind of want to get lost so I can make my own choices about where to go and who to be with.”

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Qadier, West Philadelphia High School
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Music

“I’m excited for the classwork and campus, the whole environment. It’s a chance to meet a lot of new people.”

  • Meet Destiny

    “My College Possible coaches haven’t just helped me increase my ACT score and apply to colleges; they’ve made me feel confident in myself.”

    Read their story
  • Meet Jessica

    “Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”

    Read their story
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