(CBS) — They’ve done it, again.
All 260 seniors at Chicago’s three Urban Prep Academy campuses are going to college. While there was much celebration, this year’s graduation ceremony also took on a somber tone as graduates remembered one of their own.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
One by one, Urban Prep Academy graduates, say the name and don the hat of the university they’ll be attending.
Kyle Johnson is going to Columbia College. The Gates Millennium Scholarship winner will have college and graduate school paid in full.
“It’s an amazing achievement for me. I always knew, since freshman year, I was doing something big,” Johnson says.
Joseph Olalusi is also a Gates Millennium Scholarship winner. Olalusi, with a 4.18 GPA, is heading to Cornell, something he thought would not be possible after many family hardships.