C.K. McClatchy’s HISP celebrates 25th graduating class
HISPers are ready to set sail around the globe -- and to UC Berkeley, UCLA and Stanford

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Hundreds of parents, students, faculty and staff celebrated the 25th graduating class from C.K. McClatchy High School’s Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP) at a barbecue Tuesday evening.

The 131 members of HISP’s Class of 2014 racked up an impressive number of college acceptances — 503 in all. Of those, four students are headed to UC Berkeley, one to Stanford, five to UCLA, 13 to UC Davis, 11 to UC Santa Cruz and nine to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Other destinations include New York University, George Washington University, Brown, Occidental and Bryn Mawr. Five graduates will be leaving the country to either study abroad or perform volunteer work. Two students are entering the military.

One graduate — Isoke Khemet — will attend the University of Chicago to study linguistics on a full-ride scholarship.

Although the emphasis in HISP is on global studies and the humanities – history, literature, philosophy, communications and the arts — coordinator Ellen Wong noted that a number of graduates are headed off to become engineers.