College Bound

Higher Education
9:14 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Patching The Leaks In High School To College Pipeline

Southeast Missouri State University student Jazmin Hoey (left) talks with St. Louis Graduates Project Manager Laura Winters (right).
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Yvaunna Brown just graduated from Hazelwood West High School and feels like the future is wide open.

She’s thinking about community college, or maybe the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a better fit. Brown is dead set on one thing, though: becoming the first person in her family to go to college.

“And that’s pretty exciting,” Brown said. “That’s a big deal for me.” 

It’s also daunting. Loads of paper work must be completed and the deadlines will start coming fast.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:42 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

High School To College Transition Center Opens For A Second Summer In St. Louis

A scene from the St. Louis Graduates High School to College Center in the summer of 2013.
Credit via Flickr/STLGraduates

There’s a lot more to going to college than getting an acceptance letter. There’s finding financial aid and housing. There’s paying the first tuition bill and turning in immunization records. And then there is the big picture question of what college makes the most financial sense for your family.

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Features
5:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

College Bound: Debate Champ and Valedictorian Headed To Princeton On Full Scholarship

Crockett after her high school graduation. The 17-year-old will attend Princeton University this fall on a full scholarship.
Credit Courtesy of College Bound

The school year may be over, but things are just getting started for 17-year-old Destiny Crockett. She graduated from Clyde C. Miller High School in St. Louis with a 4.1 GPA, finished in the top 16 of the Urban Debate League's national competition last month with her partner Cameron Smith, and will be attending Princeton in the fall on a full scholarship. 

Crockett will be the first graduate from her high school and the College Bound program to attend an Ivy League school.

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