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Richmond SLI scholars among top ten graduating from Huguenot

At the Huguenot High School graduation ceremony on May 30, 2024, Richmond SLI scholars Guadalupe and Yoselin were recognized as among the top 10 of their graduating class of 206 students.

Guadalupe was ranked 4th, with a GPA of 4.60. She will attend the University of Richmond to study political science and pre-law to become an attorney, an interest that was already developing early in her high school career.

“Something that I’ll miss about SLI is the friendships that I made along the way, as well as all the mentorship and all of the support that I received through Dr. Kaufman and various people within the program,” she said in a recent video.

Yoselin, who was ranked 9th, had a GPA of 4.31. She will attend Virginia Commonwealth University to study biology and pre-medicine, to become a nurse.

As a high school sophomore, she called SLI “a life changer,” and this spring she shared this advice for students following in her footsteps: “I would recommend actually trying on your essays [in SLI Early College] because as time goes by you can look back at your old essays and then you can see how much you’ve improved.”

SLI in Richmond is generously funded by the Herndon Foundation, the SLI Founder’s Fund, and many others in the SLI Community of Support. Programming is led by SLI founder Peter Iver Kaufman, Ph.D., a professor at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, and Huguenot High School LIEP teacher & department chair Ester Orellana, pictured below with SLI’s 2024 cohort including (from left) Daniela, Guadalupe, Yoselin, Bryan, and Jason:

The Richmond SLI 2024 cohort included SLI scholars (from left) Daniela, Guadalupe, Yoselin, Bryan, and Jason, pictured here with SLI program directors Ester Orellana (right) and Peter Iver Kaufman (center), SLI founder, at the Carole M. Weinstein International Center, University of Richmond.