Jose will graduate from Edison High School with honors as president of the National Honors Society. In the fall, he plans to attend the University of Connecticut, where he will major in economics. He plans to work locally this summer before heading north.
He counts among his most significant high school accomplishments his successful balancing of academics, school activities and work.
In addition to National Honor Society, Jose has participated as a member of the Academic Decathlon and the Edison Community Leadership Squad. He also volunteered for Irma’s Angels and Basura Bash, a citywide cleanup event.
Jose feels that the GEAR UP college-readiness program gave him better knowledge of the college admissions process and made him feel much more at ease. He was among students in the program selected to participate in college visits on the East and West coasts, which allowed him to make an informed decision about attending college in Connecticut.