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The Leona Group is celebrating 27 high school graduations this year across Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. While each school is unique and every graduate has a special story to tell, the combined excitement, energy and sense of purpose is extraordinary and permeates the organization during May and June. In total, Leona schools have graduated more than 1500 seniors this year; many are going on to postsecondary learning or the military. Leona's Class of 2017 has earned nearly $10-million in scholarships and grants.
Sun Valley High School in Arizona held its 20th graduation ceremony in May. Over the past two decades, Sun Valley has graduated over 4,000 students. Their dedicated school leader is Joe Procopio, who celebrated his 20th anniversary with Leona this past year as well.
At Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit, 100% of its 160-member senior class graduated this spring. Advanced Placement exams were administered to 104 testers taking 170 exams. More than 90% are going on to postsecondary learning. The CCAHS Class of 2017 boasts more than $5.7-million in scholarships this year.
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This fall, graduates from the collective Leona Class of 2017 will be found on campus at colleges and universities across the nation. Among them: University of Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Pennsylvania, Arizona State University, University of Arizona - just to name a few.
Georgia Rodgers, Midwest executive vice president shared, "Across this country, The Leona Group continues to have a tremendous impact in the lives of so many people and their families. I am very proud of who we are. I am very proud of what we do."
Congratulations to each school and every graduate!