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2016 Gala Scholars

  • Gelilah Assefa - University of California Santa Cruz
  • Jasmin Avila -  Marymount University
  • Umaru Bah -  Goucher College
  • Darrius Barkley - Langston University
  • Claudia Blanco - Trinity University
  • Jade Blonvia -  Langston University
  • Jerriana Boyd - Virginia State University
  • Kaia Bryant  - Temple University
  • Wilson Cano - Northern Virginia Community College
  • Victoria Carter -  Shaw University
  • Jennifer Castellon - Marymount California University
  • Alexander Cheng - George Mason University
  • Stephanie Cruz - Montgomery College
  • Amy De Los Santos - Georgia State University
  • Surafale Debela -  West Virginia University
  • Merobi Degefa - University of Pennsylvania
  • Nevvon Dennis  - University of The District of Columbia
  • Jennifer Diaz Fuentes -  University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Cindy Flores - Montgomery College
  • Ana Galeas - Trinity University
  • Karilyn Garcia -  Marymount University
  • Alma Garcia - Trinity University
  • Heidy Gomez -  Trinity University
  • Ayanna Jordan - Trinity University
  • Bontu Kumsa - George Washington University
  • Lisa Le - University of Michigan
  • Carlos Lopez -  George Washington University
  • Matt Lopez de Leon - Bates University
  • Foday Mansaray - Coppin State University
  • Regina Matthews - Johnson and Wales University
  • Meliza Melgar - University of The District of Columbia
  • Mi'Angel Moore - Greensboro College
  • Ana Oliva - Trinity University
  • Edwin Ordonez - Princeton University
  • Stephany Pena - Trinity University
  • Gerizim Perez Trinity University
  • Francisca Piantini - Catholic University of America
  • Jordy Portillo - Standford University
  • Gabriela Quintanilla - George Washington University
  • Tatyana Russell - Tiffin University
  • Raul Sanchez - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Brenda Serrano - Trinity University
  • Biruk Tariku - Temple University
  • Rediat Urgessa - Wittienberg University
  • Ling Zhang - George Mason University
ABOUT BMHS & CHEC
OUR MISSION
FACTS & FIGURES
Bell Multicultural High School serves students in grades 9-12 and is the upper division of the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC). CHEC is a bilingual, world cultures and early-college campus in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

CHEC serves 1,400 students in grades 6-12, 100% of whom qualify for free and reduced price lunch. CHEC is 63% Hispanic, 33% Black, 2% Asian, 1% White, and 1% from other ethnicities.

CHEC’s mission is to develop college-ready, technologically fluent and competent graduates who are articulate in multiple languages, familiar withthe global economy, ready to serve as cultural ambassadors, and poised to lead their communities in the quest for social justice.

CHEC is joined in this effort by its nonprofit partner, Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP), a community-based 501(c)(3) entity that operates special programs in support of the students at CHEC.

  • 100% of the Class of 2016 received college acceptance letters

  • 17 Advanced Placement courses offered

  • 3 seniors received George Washington University’s all expenses paid Trachtenberg Scholarship

  • 2 seniors received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which pays for undergrad through PhD.

  • #1 ranking in the 2016 Washington Post Challenge Index as D.C’s most rigorous college preparatory program for low-income students

  • #1 ranked hospitality academy by the National Academy Foundation.
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