City honors more than 100 college-bound high school graduates

Cyril Josh Barker | 6/28/2018, midnight
This week, the city honored more than 100 college-bound high school graduates currently residing in homeless shelters at a ceremony ...
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This week, the city honored more than 100 college-bound high school graduates currently residing in homeless shelters at a ceremony at the New York Public Library in Midtown.

The graduates and their families joined leadership from the Department of Homeless Services and partners from the Department of Education and the New York Public Library for an evening celebration and commemoration ceremony. The students were awarded free laptops and duffel bags full of move-in necessities to help them with their college studies.

The graduates are on their way to such institutions as Harvard College, Pomona College, Columbia University and Pace University. Nine of the students were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship.