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SALT seniors share their high school experiences and offer advice at the Senior Panel night, May 4, 2016

Congratulations to the SALT program class of 2016! This year, the high school program at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream is graduating nine seniors—the largest graduating class in the history of the program.

Morenike Fatuga, who is graduating from Glenbard South High School, has applied to DePaul University, the University of Central Michigan, Western Illinois University, Loyola University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, Iowa State and Northern Illinois University. She has been accepted to Iowa State. Morenike would like to study broadcast journalism and hopes to attain a job within the field after earning her bachelor’s degree.

Mohamed Dafelseed, Alex Gonzalez, Maria Ni Pang Par, Theresa Sung, Adolfo Randa and Briajah Moore are all graduating from Wheaton North High School.

Mohamed Dafelseed has applied to Wingate University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Toledo and Illinois State University. Mohamed would like to study business and marketing.

Alex Gonzalez plans to attend College of DuPage and enroll in COD’s 3+1 program in partnership with Lewis University, where he will major in criminal justice and earn a bachelor’s degree through Lewis. Upon graduation, Alex plans to join the police force. Alex’s long-term career goal is to move up within the field and eventually acquire a job with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Maria Ni Pang Par has applied to North Park University, Illinois State University, and Trinity Christian College. In college, Maria plans to study social work or Christian youth leadership.

Theresa Sung has applied and been accepted to Loyola University and Western Illinois University, and plans to attend Loyola in the fall. She is interested in studying nursing or chemistry.

Adolfo Randa has applied to Western Illinois University, Lewis University and the College of DuPage. Adolfo has been accepted to Western Illinois University. His career goal is to start off as a police officer and then eventually become a detective.

Briajah Moore has applied to Lincoln University, Illinois State University, Ball State University and Grand Valley State University and been accepted to Ball State. Briajah wants to study social work and acquire a job within the field helping others.

Anthony Ahmed is graduating from Glenbard East High School. Anthony has applied to Mississippi State University, Illinois State University, Aurora University, Lewis University and Georgia Southern University, and been accepted to Mississippi State. Anthony plans to study accounting.

Mohamed Gborie is graduating from Glenbard West High School. Mohamed has applied to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Loyola University, Saint Xavier University, DePauw University, Butler University and Dennison University, and been accepted to Saint Xavier, Drake, DePauw and Whitewater. Mohamed wants to study political science or economics. His career goal is to acquire a job with the United Nations and help families start a new life in America.

All students are part of the College Opportunity Program at OCC. The College Opportunity Program, unique to DuPage County, consists of two components: a high school college prep course (SALT) and a college scholarship program. Currently, the SALT program serves 30 students and OCC has awarded scholarships to an additional 22 college students.