Student Success Story

The Pursuit of Happiness

Student Success Story

by Torian Brown

Jose Rojas

Jose Rojas, 2003 Imagine America high school scholarship recipient

Completed Associate degree from ITT Technical Institute - Springfield, VA - Computer Networking Systems program; Pursuing Bachelor's degree from ITT Technical Institute; Current Help Desk Analyst for the prominent IT contractor RS Information Systems in McLean, VA.

Making a Difference in Her Community

Student Success Story

by Jenny Faubert

Genevieve Thomas

Genevieve Thomas – Illinois School of Health Careers
Recipient of the
Imagine America scholarship

After graduating from Westinghouse High School in June 2006, Genevieve Thomas began attending the Illinois School of Health Careers in Chicago, Illinois, to pursue a Medical Assistant diploma. Genevieve's commitment to continuing her education and to helping others is inspiring. Genevieve attends school full-time and volunteers for an organization in Chicago, Illinois, called Family Focus.

Hard Work and Dedication Help One Student Reach His Dreams

Student Success Story

As a young man, Johnathan Edwards overcame many life obstacles. At age two, he lost his mother and two brothers in a house fire. Johnathan was staying with his grandmother at the time, who passed shortly after the tragedy. A guiding star in his life, his aunt raised him along with her four kids.

At Oakland High School, Johnathan excelled in the JROTC program. During his senior year, Johnathan became Lieutenant Colonel, the highest-ranked cadet in his high school at the time.