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Gloria Boateng, SY Class of 2010


Meet Gloria Boateng, Successful Youth (SY) Class of 2010. Not long ago, Gloria arrived in the United States from Ghana, having had no formal education. With gritty determination and focus, she graduated from Rainier Beach High School in 3 years.  During her senior year, Gloria was an active SY participant.

We are very proud of the fact that Gloria was accepted by each of the 13 colleges to which she applied. In addition, she was awarded adequate scholarship awards to fund her entire undergraduate education, as well as through a portion of her graduate education.

Gloria is attending the University of Washington where she is majoring in Medical Technology. She intends to become a doctor and practice in the U.S. for 10 years.  Then her dream is to travel back to Ghana and open a family practice in the village where she was born.

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Special thanks to Communities in Schools for their article on Gloria and SYI  (The Danna K. Johnston Foundation). 


* Photograph courtesy of Communities in Schools.