|5/8/2012 1:34:00 PM|
Support program follows Nativity grads
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The 2012 eighth graders at St. Andrew Nativity School
The Graduate Support Program will be with St. Andrew Nativity alumni every step of the way. The program has helped students during eighth grade to prepare for high school, readying them for new environments like Jesuit High and Central Catholic.
The graduate support center located at Nativity in Northeast Portland provides a place to return for homework help and tutoring, computer access and quiet study. On a regular basis, the graduate support director visits students at their high schools and continues to work with them as they face the typical joys and frustrations. When the time comes, as the graduates prepare for college, they can receive ongoing counseling and assistance with preparation for college and scholarship applications as well as financial aid forms.
The center also has an Ambassador Program, which fosters continued relationships with peers, community service projects and leadership for current Nativity students. This year, the center welcomes back the first Nativity graduates who are finishing college in 2012.
Here are the graduates: Dylan Penson, Ulises Leonor-Vargas, Giovonni Pulido, Oliver Martinez-Cedillo, Sebastian Gonzalez, Mike Escobedo, Meartu Aschalew, Syanne Brewer, Hannah McKinney, Anandi Thompson, Anaiya Lambert, Jesús Blanco-Cruz, Zariah Lowe, Monica Vargas, Angel Pulido, Vanessa Palma-Aispuro, Jean-Pierre Mategeko