As a student, you hardly expect a class or credit you take in high school to lead to a full-time job. But that's just what happened for a Cristo Rey Jesuit High School student at the Minneapolis Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, sophomore Kya Phillips became the first student in the history of Cristo Rey Jesuit to win a Minnesota State High School League state championship of any kind when she won the Class A 400 meter race at Hamline University.
Viridiana Arevalo will be the first in her family to attend college next fall. This accomplishment is no small feat considering that first-generation students often don’t have the family support or expectation of pursuing post-secondary education.