PACE seniors continue to set a high bar
The 130 graduating seniors in John F. Kennedy High School’s Program in American and California Exploration (PACE) received more than 400 college acceptances this spring, including acceptances to such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Princeton, Syracuse and Duke. Forty-five PACEers are going to UCs, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Davis. Thirty-two PACEers are going to a CSU. Thirteen will attend a private university, including Stanford and New York University. Five are attending out-of-state public universities, including Arizona State and Alabama A&M. Thirty-four PACEers are going to community college with plans to transfer to a UC or CSU. One senior is going into the U.S. Army. Special congratulations to JFK’s valedictorian Raymond Chan, who is attending Stanford University in the fall for free after earning more than $300,000 in scholarship money.