These seven young men graduated from high school and college in the same week!
Within two days, this group of Warren Easton High School seniors (also known as the Super Seven) received both a high school diploma and earned a certificate of technical studies in residential electricity from Delgado Community College. Starting the program with about 20 other students in their junior year, the Super Seven attended high school for the first part of the day and went to Delgado for the second half. After forming countless study groups and supporting each other as they balanced high school and college work, they became a part of the first group to complete the program.
“I really look at this like a blessing for us and like that we made history. I feel even more proud of my classmates because we’re African-American men and a lot of us are only looked at like a statistic.”- Jamon Williams
Congratulations, gentlemen! Your academic excellence and determination to rise above statistics and stereotypes is an inspiration to us all!
Delgado Community College’s Dual Enrollment program enables high school students to take courses for college credit, preparing them to enter the workforce or to continue their studies at Delgado or other higher education institutions and earn a degree. On May 17, 15 high school students received their CTS (Certificate of Technical Studies) credentials in either residential electrical or medical registration at Delgado’s Spring Commencement. Each of the students will also graduate this spring from either Warren Easton Charter High School or Grace King High School.
Pictured, back row, from left: Lindsey Moore (Warren Easton), Mayte Oliva, Ayleen Brown, Meyli Vicente, Walter Cruz, Jennifer Mejia, Leticia Palacios, Jackeline Maldonado, Heather Ramirez (all Grace King). Front row, from left: Adonai Washington, Darius Martin, Elijah Hall, Jamon Williams, Kainta Lefort, Kaleb Wilkerson (all Warren Easton).