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Success Stories & Graduate Profiles

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Adam Villanueva

Adam Villanueva

Bay View High School Class of 2013 valedictorian Adam Villanueva started his high school career at Ronald Reagan High School. He decided it wasn’t a good fit for him, so he headed back to the Milwaukee neighborhood of Bay View, where he had gone to Fritsche Middle School.

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Adam Xiong

Hmong American Peace Academy graduate Adam Xiong will be taking a simple philosophy taking with him as he heads off to the Ivy League’s Brown University this fall.

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Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

If you ask Ashley Brown, a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Casimir Pulaski High School, about the adults who had the greatest impact on her education, she’ll tell you there are far too many to pick just one. Brown got her start at MPS’ Hi-Mount Community School, a K4-8 school in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee’s west side, before going on to Pulaski.

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Batala

Batala Colber-Moore

Batala Colber-Moore always is up for an academic challenge. It’s why she enjoys taking Advanced Placement statistics at Harold S. Vincent High School. Vincent is one of 20 Milwaukee Public Schools high schools offering Advanced Placement course work. The program was created by the College Board, which offers college-level curriculum and exams to high school students.

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Ben Harrison

When Ben Harrison was selecting a high school, he wanted one that offered more than just great athletic teams or one all his friends wanted to attend - he wanted a school that would challenge him academically.

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Beverly Alomepe

Two things drew Beverly Alomepe in from the suburbs to MPS: diversity and a first-class language program.

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Briana Christian

Brianna Christian

Brianna Christian, a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Alexander Hamilton High School, overcame her fear of mathematics in a big way. Now she plans to teach it.

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Carlos Velazquez

When Carlos Velazquez entered Milwaukee Public Schools’ South Division High School as a junior after moving to Milwaukee from Puerto Rico, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life.

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Dannielle

Dannielle Rogers

Dannielle Rogers knows she wants to work as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She is well on her way after completing the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at North Division High School, an initiative of the Academy of Health Sciences, which partners with Project Lead The Way courses including biomedical science, human body systems and medical inventions.

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Dario Gambrell

Dario Gambrell has gotten a jumpstart on his college education while still attending Harold S. Vincent High School. Thanks to taking Advanced Placement courses at Vincent, Gambrell has earned college credits while working toward his high school diploma.

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