Don Bosco Cristo Rey senior becomes school’s first QuestBridge National Scholarship recipient

As the oldest in a family of six children, David Mejia is no stranger to being first.

But in December, the senior in the class of 2024 at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma, Park, Maryland, achieved two notable firsts.

After school that day, as he was joined by his parents; his younger sister Lucia, a Don Bosco Cristo Rey freshman; and by some teachers, classmates and friends, Mejia logged onto a computer and learned that not only was he receiving a QuestBridge National Match Scholarship, but that he would be receiving that full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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