Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Boston Sunday Globe on 6/6/09 had an article about class Valedictorians in Boston. One kid who really left an impression on me was Edner Paul. Edner came to the US from Haiti at age 12 not speaking any English. Within a few months he was proficient in English. He took the ISEE (Latin School Test) to gain admission to the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, and he will be graduating on Friday with a full scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This young man has achieved quite a bit in a very short period of time. His dedication and perseverance has paid off. It just goes to show you what effort and attitude can accomplish! Congratulations to Edner and all the graduates of the class of 2009 (including my son Justin - Boston Latin School class of 2009)!