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Christian Guaman

Neighborhood: Hamilton Heights, Manhattan Middle School: M.S. 322 in Inwood, Manhattan High Schools: Manhattan Business Academy (9th Grade), High School for Health Professions and Human Services (10th Grade onwards) It took 16-year-old Christian Guaman two attempts over two years to find the right high school. Although Christian was the valedictorian of his elementary and middle schools, […]

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Shania Prescod

Age: 14 Neighborhood: Brooklyn Current School: Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School First Round Choices: Brooklyn Technical High School or The Bronx High School of Science Second Round Choices: The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology, Transit Tech High School, George Westinghouse Career,Technical Education High School Admitted: Uncommon Charter High School Shania Prescod, 14, an eighth-grader at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter […]

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Sen Oglesby

Age: 13 Neighborhood: SoHo Current School: Lower Manhattan Community Middle School First Choice: Beacon High School Admitted: Baruch College Campus High School   Sen Oglesby, who loves watching horror movies, is an eighth grader at the Lower Manhattan Community School, a small, high-achieving, racially mixed school in the Financial District. For her, choosing the right […]

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Emily Zhang

Age: 14 Middle School: NYC Lab Middle School High School: Stuyvesant High School A typical student in a specialized high school is probably a lot like Emily Zhang —  an incoming freshman who took test preparation classes and went to an excellent middle school. Bright, dedicated and soft-spoken, Emily has wanted to attend Stuyvesant High […]

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Peihua Huang

Neighborhood: Dyker Heights, Brooklyn Current School: I.S. 187, Borough Park, Brooklyn First Choice High Schools: Stuyvesant High School, Beacon High School, Edward R. Murrow High School Admitted: Stuyvesant High School, Tribeca, Manhattan Friday, March 4 started out like any other day for Peihua Huang, and eighth grader at the highly regarded Intermediate School 187 in the Borough Park section of […]

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Ezelle Trapp-Sherman

Age: 14 Neighborhood: Parkchester, the Bronx Middle school: Promise Academy II High school: Undecided When Ezelle Trapp-Sherman walked down the halls of Promise Academy II to her guidance counselor’s office last month, she was nervous but also excited. It was March 4, the day high schools distributed acceptance letters to incoming freshmen. The eighth grader […]

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Josue Soriano

Age: 15 Neighborhood: The Bronx Current School: Broome Street Academy Charter High School Josue Soriano missed the first deadline for submitting his list of preferred high schools to his guidance counselor at the East Fordham Academy for the Arts, a small, mostly Hispanic middle school in the Bronx. The 15-year-old thought the due date was […]

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Johnathan Lugo

Age: 14 Neighborhood: Norwood, Bronx Middle school: P.S. / M.S. 280 High school: Bard High School Early College in Queens To Johnathan Lugo, eighth grade has felt like a juggling act. Putting together applications for high schools, preparing for the Specialized High School Admissions Test and keeping his grades up, made this a stressful year. […]

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Victoria Rodriguez

Age: 14 Neighborhood: Lower East Side Middle School: University Neighborhood Middle School First Choice: Pace High School Admitted: Pace High School Victoria Rodriguez’s older sister was in a high school she didn’t like and she wanted to avoid the same fate. The school was over crowded, personal items were stolen from her school locker and she did […]

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Ali Ruiz

Age: 17 Neighborhood: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Middle School: MS 51 William Alexander in Park Slope Current School: Started Brooklyn Tech in 2012. Applied in 2011 Most New York City students today would be elated to open a high school letter of acceptance into Brooklyn Tech, one of the city’s nine exclusive, specialized high schools. But when Ali […]

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