The Worcester Regional Research Bureau, in partnership with Worcester Public Schools and Worcester Education Collaborative, presented a round table discussion with current and recent valedictorians from local Worcester high schools. The students spoke about the challenges and opportunities of the public educational system and the path to academic success. One of the featured valedictorians was Deni Hoxa, current valedictorian at South High Community School and an Educational Talent Search student. In speaking of some of his successes in high school he expressed gratitude for being an Educational Talent Search student. “Ms. Gonzalez really helped me with financial aid, applying to college, and staying on track with my deadlines.” When asked what advice he would give to middle school students he replied, “Challenge yourself. Motivate yourself. Maintain balance between academics and community involvement.” Deni is hoping to attend Clark University in the fall.
For more information, see a report in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Another story published in March 2017 in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, reports on his trip to Jordan in 2016 for a two-month Arabic language and culture immersion program run by the U.S. Department of State.