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All-Girls School Sends First-Ever Graduating Class To College With A 100 Percent Acceptance Rate

The Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) in the Bed-Stuy district of Brooklyn, NY, is an all-girls charter high school who has just made history after announcing that the class of 2021 has a 100 percent college acceptance rate. The Brooklyn Patch is reporting that BELA — as it’s known — released the information as part of its “college shower.” It was the first-of-its-kind, and it celebrated the fact that all 50 of the high school students got accepted into a college or university of some kind. The school gifted the graduates with a “swag bag” filled with necessities like duffel bags, dorm supplies and wireless headphones. And that’s not all. The Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy class of 2021 applied to more than 150 different colleges and universities and received nearly $1 million in merit-based scholarships. More than 75 percent of the graduating class are first-generation college students, and 90 percent of the senior class identifies as Black. “Today, you are rewriting...