From: News and Views | City Beat |
Sunday, May 26, 2002


Blue Ribbon Honors

ie a blue ribbon on this Bronx high school.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige has listed Hostos Lincoln Academy of Science as a 2001-2002 Blue Ribbon School, one of seven in the state and 172 nationally.

The Blue Ribbon program, now in its 19th year, honors excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement and parental involvement.

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-South Bronx) praised the accomplishments of the lower Grand Concourse school and its students, saying, "The consistently excellent performance of Hostos Lincoln Academy students proves that you can come from a household where English is not the first language, come from a single-parent household or qualify for public assistance and still accomplish as much as others who may have been given more opportunities."

"These students have repeatedly defied the odds and shown that just because you may be poor, it does not mean that you cannot achieve," he said.

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