Local Cool School: Helena-West Helena Seniors Are Beating The Odds

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Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, students are preparing today for tomorrow’s dreams.

According to Central High School administrators, every senior at there has been accepted into at least one college or university.

The streets of Helena-West Helena have a bad reputation. But inside the school, the class of 2018 has been working hard to change that, one college application at a time.

“When you turn on the news Helena-West Helena is a city with a lot of violence and things take place,” says senior Courvoisiea Harris. “I believe this will tell people that something great and great people will come out of this community.”

For much of the year, students, with the help of their advisors and counselors, worked on applications, applying for financial aid and grants.

The entire senior class applied to at least one 2 or 4-year college and university.

Many are the first in their family to go. It’s an opportunity that once seemed impossible.

“I’m the oldest of eight siblings, and it help me be a role model to my little siblings, and let them know that their sister did it, they can too,” says Breonna Riley.


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