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167 Urban Prep students get college scholarships

CHICAGO – Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy can boast again about its academic prowess.

The 167 seniors of the school’s two campuses, located in Chicago’s Englewood community and on the West Side, have been accepted into four-year colleges.

Urban Prep is an all-boys school. The seniors, dressed in blue blazers and khakis, donned red and gold neckties Thursday to show Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others they received college acceptance letters.

According to school CEO Tim King, the senior class has obtained $6 million in grants and scholarships. He adds the school sends more graduates to Atlanta’s historically black Morehouse College than any other high school in the country.

In praising the students, Emanuel said the city should celebrate those kids heading for college. He said it should be the expectation for every child.

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