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Jenni’s story

In her Senior year of high school, Jenni was in charge of posting her classmates college acceptance letters to a bulletin board outside of the guidance office. She stapled everyone’s congratulatory letters to the board, except for her own.

To her shock, she didn’t receive one acceptance letter to the six colleges she applied. Instead she received letters that read, “Thank you for your application, but we regret . . . ,” a result she believes was because of her immigration status, rather than her grades.

After many tears and sleepless nights, Jenni never gave up and completed a second round of applications. She was eventually accepted to three colleges, but she kept the congratulation letters to herself.

Today she is a first year student at a community college in Queens.

Hear Jenni’s story below

Jenni has since found a job as a cashier at Queens grocery store. She attends school full time and works 6 days a week.


  1. Posted May 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm | #

    At last! Someone who understands! Thnaks for posting!

  2. Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:44 am | #

    She graduated from university last year and this is day one at Sacred Heart Primary School in Villawood in Sydneys West… They are assigned both a mentor and a supervisor and are given seven days during the year away from the classroom for extra training research or preparation.

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