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Still Shining

Here are some of our alumni students and the awesome things they have accomplished.

Amanda Wood

Amanda's Accomplishments:

*4.19 GPA (weighted) 


*Mount Holyoke College Book Award


*Fourth place in the North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition.


*She is a member of Jack and Jill & NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers).

"Amanda knows she benefitted from being Miss A's student because it grew her vocabulary and improved her reading comprehension. Even now, as a senior in high school, Amanda is often amazed at how much better of a reader she is than her classmates. When reading aloud, they struggle with words and inflection, but Amanda has fond memories of reading passages and studying vocabulary as part of her test prep courses with Miss A.  


Personally, I also recall that working with Miss A eased Amanda's test anxiety.... which was a huge accomplishment since Amanda didn't have any regular practice with standardized tests." 


-Christine Wood (mom)



Nikye Bowman

Here are some of Nikye's accomplishments:


*Graduating Cerritos Community College with a 3.3 GPA


*Graduating with honors,


*Being awarded a certificate of achievement in business essentials


*Being awarded a certificate of achievement in business administration


*Earning an Associates degree in business administration.


"Thanks to Ms. Avianta, I was taught how to be organized, how to focus, and different ways to study. I have been using the skills she has taught ever since then."

-Nikye Bowman

Ariel Messenger

Ariel's Accomplishments:

*Full tuition Posse Leadership Scholarship to Hobart and William Smith Colleges 

*Dean’s List 


*STEM Scholars Student Leader


*STEM peer to peer mentor 


"Being one of Miss A’s students helped to prepare me for long-term success. The study skills she taught me helped me to excel in school, helping me earn a full-tuition scholarship to college! Even in college, I still use what Miss A taught me every day! It’s these skills that give me the confidence to pursue my goals in life!"

-Ariel Messenger

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