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Numerous members of Kofa’s Class of 2019 accepted to top colleges

Kofa High School’s class of 2019 has received letters of acceptance from some of the nation’s top colleges.

Letters to students from Columbia, Georgetown, Yale, Harvard, and others have been received by students in the last few months in a visible demonstration of how desirable Kofa students are in the university system. Kofa’s class of 2019 has successfully raised nearly $7.5 million dollars in scholarships, with some of the school’s top students securing full-ride scholarships to prestigious universities. Kofa seniors who have been awarded top scholarships

"The Kofa Counseling office is very proud of the class of 2019 for they have earned their way into impressive universities and so far have earned $7,450,429 in scholarships," said KHS counselor Denise Avalos-Lopez. "We look forward to hearing stories from them in the future about their experiences in the universities they attend and hope they will visit us as speakers to their fellow Kings."

Kofa students participated in an official signing day ceremony on Thursday, Arp. 18, 2019 where they were able to declare their college decisions. Some students have already committed, such as senior George Fabian who committed to the University of Arizona with a full scholarship and Magdiel Perez who is heading to Saint Mary’s College in California after securing $100,000 dollars in scholarship money for her college journey in addition to other offers from schools she turned down.

Other students have not selected, such as top seniors Joshua Garay and Leilani Wesley who are both deciding between multiple Ivy League schools. Kofa athletes have also secured a number of athletic scholarships, including Karen Rivas and Airlin Chavarin for AWC soccer and Keiley Sharp for Track and Field at Texas Christian University.

When asked about this group of students, Avalos-Lopez said, "I am beyond proud of my students and admire how hard they have worked these last four years, it has been a true pleasure to be a part of their journey."