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Va. Students Celebrate Being First in Families to Go to College – NBC4 Washington – Washington, District of Columbia

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Virginia’s first public school student in the family attended an outdoor college signature day event on Friday.

Students at Arlington County Public School spend most of the last two years of high school distance learning due to the coronavirus epidemic, teaching at a college and career preparation program run by non-profit housing developer AHC Incorporated. I was receiving it.

This year’s university signing day celebration was held in the parking lot, but I was still happy.

Abel Guerreta, a Ron Brown scholarship student at Yale University, said he would never forget his facial expressions when he told his parents that his efforts at Washington Liberty High School were rewarded with a full scholarship. Told.

“My mom just hugged me, as you know, and that was the moment I cherish forever in my life moving forward,” Guereta said.

Most of the 31 seniors in the program are the first generation in the family to attend college.

Wakefield High School’s Esmererda Matthews said her acceptance at Northern Virginia Community College opened up a world of new possibilities for her.

“I’ve seen digital marketing,” she said. “Oh, I thought that if I participated in digital marketing, I might be able to manage the social media accounts of some companies.”

It was a rewarding day for AHC Inc. staff and volunteers as well.

“We give them mentors who work one-on-one, and because it actually goes through every step of the college process, essays, financial aid, grants,” said one member.

This was the fifth year of the program. AHC Inc. says they are always looking for volunteers.

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