On Thursday, June 2nd, 13 students graduated from San Miguel Academy in the school’s 12th annual commencement ceremony. For the first time in the school’s history, two girls were among the graduates.
The commencement speaker was Jack Minano, San Miguel Academy Class of 2018. Jack recently graduated from Fordham Preparatory School and will be attending The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in the fall: “San Miguel and Fordham Prep made me the person I am today.”
The rowing program has proven to be significantly beneficial to obtaining continuing educational opportunities for San Miguel Academy students, with two of the 8th graders earning scholarships to row at the prestigious Northfield Mount Hermon School. The School’s quad boat will be competing in the Youth National Championships, June 9-12, in Sarasota, Florida.
At San Miguel Academy (SMA), students are engaged year-round in a safe and positive learning environment, providing them with a high-quality education that creates opportunities for them after graduation. Since opening as a middle school in 2006 to serve low-income minority students, SMA has grown into the multi-faceted San Miguel Program, through which a 12-year commitment is made to each student and his or her family. This long-term approach, including support and guidance through high school and college and other post-secondary options, is integral to their success in breaking the cycle of poverty and changing the trajectory of their students’ lives.
Class of 2022 – High School Placement
John Castellanos–Our Lady of Lourdes High School
Joseph Cordova–St. Benedict’s Preparatory School
Jacob Crisostomo–Excelsior Academy
Cameron Ford–Big Picture Learning, NFA West
Fernando Garcia–Northfield Mount Hermon School
Janelli Garcia–Northfield Mount Hermon School
Leonardo Godinez–Perez Newburgh Free Academy
Hector Gomez–Newburgh Free Academy
Gianna Martinez–Canterbury School
Jordi Morales–St. Benedict’s Preparatory School
Sebastian Sanchez–Big Picture Learning, NFA West
Fernando Santos–Church Farm School
Ja’siah Whitted–Milton Hershey School