DETROIT (WXYZ) — At Detroit Cristo Rey High School, seniors are being honored in a big way for continuing the tradition for eight straight years.
“We are so proud of this class, and it really is a testament to the job skills that they learn as well as their hard work and dedication as students,” says School President Michael Khoury.
This year, a group of 68 seniors from the city’s only co-ed Catholic school are savoring the moment. During their high school years, the students from low income homes took part in job training programs, actually working at companies such as GM and DTE.
“The money they earned was then used to help pay for school programs, and the amount was more than $2 million,” says Khoury. Classroom sizes are typically 20-25 students, which also offers students a lot of individual attention.
The school does not receive funding from the Diocese or state of Michigan. Among the colleges accepting the seniors are NYU, MSU, EMU, WSU, Loyola, Kettering and U of M. Anyone interested in supporting the school can donate at the website: