By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A high school in North Philadelphia is celebrating a milestone achievement — all Cristo Rey seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges.
The privately funded Catholic school for underprivileged children is just four years old, and this is the first ever graduating class.
Principal Dr. Michael Gomez says students and their parents put a lot of faith into the faculty:
"We promised that if students worked hard and focused on a goal with resilience, that we would achieve it. One hundred-percent of our kids were accepted into college."
Raven Parker-Watson plans to study nursing at one of the five schools that accepted her. She's all smiles, knowing the hard work paid off:
"Nights of studying, sometimes even tears, but I pushed through it. Always had the support at home and at school."
So far, the 86 students earned a total 306 acceptance letters.
Congratulations, boys and girls!