HARVARD PRESIDENT AND PONTIAC NATIVE LARRY BACOW ENCOURAGES STUDENTS
Newly inaugurated Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow, a Pontiac native, recently visited International Technology Academy and Pontiac High School students to discuss pathways to higher education and ways in which colleges and universities can be active and productive partners in our schools.
Bacow, along with Bridget Terry Long, dean of the Graduation School of Education at Harvard, toured the robotics lab and spoke with teachers about how to best prepare students for college.
Bacow noted that Harvard students from families with incomes below $65,000 have their tuition paid for with a scholarship. He encouraged students to apply, despite the perception that it's impossible to be accepted. "There's only one student we absolutely never admit to Harvard. That's the one who doesn't apply," Bacow said.
Bacow attended Webster Elementary, Washington Middle School and Pontiac Central High School while growing up in Pontiac.
PHS SPIRIT SQUAD AMONG METRO DETROIT'S TOP 10 FINALISTS
Congratulations to Pontiac High School's Spirit Squad for earning a spot as a finalist in Channel 4's top spirit squad contest. Thousands of votes were cast in the competition. Thank you to those of you who supported this awesome group! The winner will be announced the week of Oct. 28.
UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Photos by Frank Colon, Toya Smith, LaTrena Smith, Project Excel Staff, Colleen Vieira, Pontiac Middle School Staff