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SSFS Scholars of Color Won Major Accomplishments this Summer!

SSFS Scholars of Color Won Major Accomplishments this Summer!
Mónica Ruiz, Assistant Head of School

It is with great pleasure that I share that the new partnerships between SSFS, The National Hispanic Institute and The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program were off to a great start this summer. Six of our Upper School students participated in three programs offered by the National Hispanic Institute.

Seniors Mateo Cazón-Traini, Sebastian Mason-Hernandez, Lizzie Rueda, and Isabel Menjivar participated in The Collegiate World Series at Sewanee University in Tennessee over the summer. They all received "Graduate of the National Hispanic Institute" designations, which they can use to bolster their college admissions process should they choose to apply to one of the institutions that are part of the College Register of the National Hispanic Institute.

Marianna Meléndez-Ruiz ‘25 participated in “The Great Debate” at St. Francis University in Pennsylvania. She won 1st Place in Cross-Examination, and her team won 1st place in the overall competition.

Samantha Yengle ‘24 participated in the “Lorenzo De Zavala Legislative Youth Legislative Session” at St. Mary’s University in Maryland. She also received "Graduate of the National Hispanic Institute" designations which she can use to bolster her college admissions process should she choose to apply to one of the institutions that are part of the College Register of the National Hispanic Institute.

Four scholars participated from the NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Cyrus Chisolm ‘23, Noah Jones ‘23, Suutumee Negash ‘24, and Ella O'Neill Bryant ‘24 were the only independent school scholars in the event. Noah’s Team came in 1st Place and Cyrus’ Team came in 2nd place while representing SSFS for the first time at this prestigious program.

Join me in congratulating these students and their families as they seized these summer opportunities and represented the SSFS community well!