Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott hosted a reception for this year’s Remarkable Achievement Award winners and their guests at Tweed Courthouse, the New York City Department of Education headquarters. This year, 193 high school graduates from the Class of 2012 were awarded this distinction.
“I want to recognize this year’s winners for having the resilience to never give up in the face of adversity and going on to fulfill their dreams,” said Chancellor Walcott. “Our Remarkable Achievement Award winners have overcome obstacles related to immigration, violence, and parenthood. They are an inspiration to their peers, families, and all New Yorkers for their courage and commitment to earning their high school diplomas.”
Since 2006, The New York City Schools Chancellor has honored students who have overcome personal or academic challenges to earn their diplomas, and continue on to college or their careers. Principals select one student from their school to receive the Remarkable Achievement Award.