Several of these students will be the first in their family to attend college.
This is the type of uplifting story that helps to counter the frequently unwarranted criticism that our public high schools endure. It would also help to assuage parental fears that their child will not be able to get into a "good" college if they send the child to a large public high school. The teachers and administrators have done a commendable job of fostering an atmosphere where students can not only succeed, but flourish and thrive.
I am certain that the outgoing principal, David Reilly, would be happy to provide you with details that would make for an engaging story. Many of us who have children at Woodside High School will be very sorry to see him go, as he has been a singular force for beneficial change at the school.
Bruce McAuley, Possum Lane, Portola Valley
This story contains 242 words.
Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.
If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.