Catholic Family Center recently awarded scholarships to local high school seniors Murtaza Alizadeh, Rohullah Ghulami and Jeison Munguia-Murillo.
All scholarship winners came to Rochester as refugees or immigrants.
Alizadeh arrived in the U.S. from Pakistan in April 2013 to be reunited with his older brother. In three years at Rochester International Academy, he was able to complete all requirements to graduate early. He already completed his first semester at Monroe Community College in his pursuit of a career in the medical field. Alizadeh works part-time when not in school.
Ghulami came to Rochester in 2015 from Afghanistan. He will graduate early from Gates Chili High School this year after working with the counseling and administrative offices to have educational credits transferred from his school in Afghanistan and taking summer school classes. He came to CFC as an unaccompanied refugee minor. Ghulami currently works two part-time jobs, and plans to attend MCC in the fall to study computer science.
Munguia-Murillo arrived in Rochester from Honduras in 2014. He recently graduated from Edison Career and Technology High School, where he maintained a high honors level GPA. He was a member of National Society of High School Scholars and Skills USA. Munguia Murillo works at Wegmans, and plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall to study graphic design.