Special “shout outs” go to seniors Felix Vargas and Kayline Rivera for being accepted at two of the most competitive college programs in the country.
Kayline Rivera, our senior class valedictorian, was recently accepted into City College’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. At Sophie Davis, Kayline will receive her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) and her Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degrees in seven years. Being accepted to Sophie Davis’ curriculum is highly competitive, rivaling those of Ivy League colleges. During the first five years of the program, Kayline will fulfill all requirements for the B.S. degree as well as the pre-clinical portion of a medical school curriculum. After successfully completing the five-year sequence and passing Step I of the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination, Kayline will then transfer to one of six medical schools for their final two years of clinical training. Kayline is one of less than 100 students city-wide who are accepted into this unique program.
Felix Vargas, who will be graduating at top five percent of his graduating class, was recently accepted into City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. Like Sophie Davis, CCNY’s School of Architecture accepts less than 100 students nation-wide each year, making one of the most competitive architecture programs in the United States. The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is also the only public college of architecture in New York City.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design, we are proud of these two youngsters and wish them the best as they work to succeed in their lives beyond high school.