The 2019 graduating class of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin isn’t your average group of grads. Each of the 85 graduating students was accepted to at least two four-year colleges. And even more impressive? All 85 of them represent the first generation in their families to get into college.
The Catholic school is part of a nationwide network of 35 Cristo Rey Jesuit schools that predominantly serve low-income families. The graduating seniors at this Milwaukee school collectively won over $3.5-million in scholarships and grants for their college education. At the ceremony, Cristo Rey PresidentAndrew Stithtold the crowd, “This is a historic day and a momentous milestone for our graduates and the Milwaukee community.”
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel