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Chicago Prep School Is Sending Its Entire Graduating Class To College For 8th Consecutive Year

Black Boy Joy!

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For the eighth year in a row, all of the seniors at Chicago’s illustrious Urban Prep Academies have been accepted into college. During the school’s honorary signing day on April 27th, parents and members of the community came out to celebrate the students’ success and honor the life of Yuri Hardy— a student who died due to gun violence in December.

"It is tremendous what they have to go through every day and they still come to school. They still want to pursue this dream of going to college," a parent shared with ABC 13.

Photo: Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune 

According to the founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, Tim Kim, the Chicago seniors received “1,500 letters of admission from over 170 colleges and universities.” The students also received more than a whopping $14 million dollars in scholarship money. One senior set a new record as he received admittance into 39 colleges.

Photo: Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune 

"From where I come from not a lot of people go to college but my family, having a strong support system. They pushed me," DeAndre Jones said. The senior will be attending Illinois State University in the fall.

You go boys!

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