The skies were dark, the wind was slight and the fog was wet but our four Yalies, their chaperone Sarah Larson and their parents all met in front of El Cerrito High School this morning to board their shuttle taking them to San Francisco Airport where they will fly first to Chicago and then on to Yale University where they will represent us all in the prestigious Ivy Scholars Program taught be the eminent Dr. Minh Luong.
Our Yalies, Matt Arciniega and Jessica Ong from El Cerrito High School, Stephanie Ny from Hercules Middle High School and Yohanna Pepa from Pinole Valley High School were all selected by Dr. Luong to participate in this program. Only 60 students were selected from the many hundreds of applicants from around the world and four hail from the WCCUSD. What does that say about the quality of our Yalies?
At 4:12 in the AM the parents waved their sweet children off and by 4:13 they were all rushing back to the warm embrace of their own beds for a few more hours of sleep before rising to meet the demands of their own jobs.
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