Top seniors at Don Bosco Cristo Rey exemplify ‘The School That Works’

With its college prep curriculum and its innovative Corporate Work Study Program, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Maryland, is known as “The School that Works,” and the top two students in the class of 2023 there – valedictorian Ghelila Isayas and salutatorian Giancarlos Reyes – reflected that motto, excelling in the classroom, on sports teams and in the workplaces where they were assigned.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey, a coeducational high school sponsored by The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the Salesians of Don Bosco, offers a rigorous academic curriculum for minority students from families with limited economic means. The school is known for its Corporate Work Study Program, where students gain experience working at leading Washington-area businesses, organizations and institutions and help pay for nearly one-half of their education costs.

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