Long Beach High School senior Freddy Ramon accepted to Yale University.
District administrators and staff congratulated Freddy Ramon on his achievement. From left, LBHS Principal Mr. Jeffrey Myers, guidance counselor Ms. Linette Genovese, Freddy Ramon, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Gallagher and Superintendent Ms. Kerry Fallon Coordinator of Guidance
Long Beach High School senior Freddy Ramon has become a part of an elite group of students with his acceptance to Yale University. The Ivy League school, which is viewed as one of the most respected universities in the world, accepted Ramon through the QuestBridge Program.
“Having a full ride to any school is surreal,” he said. “When I saw Yale, I was even happier.”
QuestBridge is a nonprofit organization that aims to connect the nation’s brightest students with leading institutions of higher education based on qualifying criteria.
During his tenure at Long Beach thus far, Ramon has been a member of the science research program for the past four years, the talented writers program, and was recently selected to join Columbia University’s science honors program.
“Long Beach High School has really prepared me. It resembles what the college environment wants you to do,” said Ramon.
“I’ve been a counselor for over 20 years, and he’s one of the hardest-working kids I’ve ever had in my caseload,” said Long Beach High School counselor Linette Genovese. “I think learning is his passion.”
Ramon originally wanted to be a doctor, but after taking a physics course, he’s decided to pursue engineering instead.