More members of the Brilliant and Resilient Class of 2020: Where are they headed this fall?

(From left to right) Mayrin Duran, Milton Gordon, Lilian Juan, and Christopher Alvarez are all heading off to college this fall! Congratulations, scholars!
(From left to right) Mayrin Duran, Milton Gordon, Lilian Juan, and Christopher Alvarez are all heading off to college this fall! Congratulations, scholars!

Read on to find out where more of our Brilliant and Resilient Class of 2020 graduates are headed this fall. 

Mayrin Duran

Mayrin Duran will be attending Mercer County Community College this fall, with plans to become a teacher. 

What are your plans for after college? 
“I want to be able to graduate and have a good job in my future.”

Is there anything that you’d like to share about your experience at Foundation Academies? 
“I am proud of what has been accomplished. I know who I really am and I never give up. I fight for what I want and I value what I have. I have learned a lot and I have valued all the efforts my teachers have made for me. They trusted that I could learn. It was not easy, but I could achieve it. I have fulfilled my goal for which I have fought since 2016, and now in 2020 I have already fulfilled my goal to graduate. I will miss the school, the teachers who have helped me, and the beautiful moments that I have spent day by day.”


Milton Gordon

Milton Gordon will be attending Stockton University this fall, and plans to major in Exercise Science. 

What are your plans for after college? 
“I want to train athletes, and potentially open a gym.” 

Is there anything that you’d like to share about your experience at Foundation Academies?
“It’s been an amazing 4 years! Shout out to Mr. Salvetta, Ms. Sroka, Dr. Bloom, Ms. Didonato, the Soccer Coach, Mr. Ly, Ms. Carey, Mr. Wicklund, everybody. I LOVE ALL OF YOU!” 


Lilian Juan

Lilian Juan will be attending The College of New Jersey this fall, with plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.

What are your plans for after college?
I hope to gain experience from service projects on a global scale, and continue school by pursuing a master’s degree. I intend to gain the most from the next four years by alternating between academic study and practical experience.”     


Christopher Alvarez

Christopher Alvarez will be attending Stockton University in the fall, with plans to pursue a major in Social Work.

What are your plans for after college?
“I want to help out the community.”    

Is there anything that you’d like to share about your experience at Foundation Academies?
“If it wasn’t for FCA, I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I received.”    


About Foundation Academies
Foundation Academies is the largest and highest-ranking K-12 free public charter school in Trenton, NJ. Founded in 2007, Foundation Academies is currently serving more than 1,000 students across two campuses. With markedly less funding than Trenton district schools ($7,317 less per pupil), Foundation Academies’ dedicated teachers and scholars are proving that all children, irrespective of race, gender, or socioeconomic background can succeed at a great public school. On state exams, all grades at Foundation Academies are outperforming not just their Trenton peers, but NJ statewide averages as well. And 100% of Foundation Collegiate Academy graduates are accepted to college.

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Michelle Lawlor

Michelle Lawlor, Marketing and Communications Associate, spearheads Foundation Academies’ marketing and communication efforts. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Multimedia Communications from Rider University.

1 Comment

  1. Denyce Carroll on July 9, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I would like to read more comments from students who have graduated and went on to college, etc. Also, an annual update regarding students who graduated from FA progress while in College would also be helpful.

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