Early Holiday Excitement for Chicago Public High School Students

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Get Schooled and Internet Essentials from Comcast joined former Chicago Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams at a number of Chicago Public High Schools to surprise and present new laptops to 14 students, who won a city-wide contest during the semester long “Get Schooled, Get Schooled Challenge.” The challenge uses a technology-based platform of games, pop culture, localized information, recognition and rewards to engage and motivate 13- to 19-year-old students to prepare for college.

The winning students include: Rachel So (Northside College Prep), Kimberly Perez (Alcott College Prep), Geneva Riley (Payton College Prep), Daniel Rosales (Alcott College Prep), Mayra Calderas (Washington High School), Deisy Cardenas (Kelly High School), Rosa Portillo (Kelly High School), Herman Calderon (Washington High School), Justin Torres (Whitney Young High School), Jeremy Suski (Washington High School), Estrella Lopez (Solorio Academy), Diana Bender (Brooks College Prep), Taylor Waters (King College Prep) and Jazmine Alvarez (Bulls College Prep). The students with the most points and badges at the end of the challenge will be invited to a celebration with an “A-list” celebrity in January.

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