Overcoming Unprecedented Hurdles

We are very proud of all of our students, especially since they have had to overcome unprecedented hurdles these last two years with schools closing, online learning happening and the typical school day disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to congratulate all of our graduates and wish them well in their future endeavors.

One of our students, London B., from Columbus Briggs High School, received academic support before the pandemic from CIS Coordinator, now Program Director Christina Colon. Though London missed being involved in band and track when her school district turned to online learning in 2020, she couldn’t see her friends from school in person until just recently as she participated in a BlendED option for her senior year. However, that did not stop her from excelling in the classroom. London kept in touch with Ms. Colon through email. London’s hard work during a trying time paid off as she was inducted into the National Honor Society and received so many college scholarships that she had to turn two of them down!

London will be attending Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, in the fall. She plans to major in psychology and Spanish while participating in the marching band! London overcame many obstacles in high school and is an excellent example of the positive impact Communities in Schools Ohio has on students.

London is featured in a June 3 article in The Columbus Dispatch about seniors reflecting on their high school experiences during the pandemic. You can read her section of the article below.