Posts Tagged ‘Wheels’

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Safe to say that when the President offers you a shout-out, people might pay attention. Estiven Rodríguez might well count as Washington Heights’ newest celebrity. President Barack Obama knows him by name, and so does anyone else who saw the State of the Union address in late January, which Rodríguez […]


Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House | Voices of NY

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House | Voices of NY

By José Acosta  | Via El Diario La Prensa Translated by Emily Leavitt  from Spanish At the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), there is a sign that says: “Being bilingual opens the door to a better future. You can give students the key.” That key was the one given to Estiven Rodríguez, a 17-year-old […]


President Obama Highlights Washington Heights Teen in State of the Union | NBC News

President Obama Highlights Washington Heights Teen in State of the Union | NBC News

President Obama featured a Washington Heights teen in his State of the Union address Tuesday, lauding him as an example of an immigrant child who overcame challenges and is on his way to college. Estiven Rodriguez was a guest of first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union. He came to the U.S. […]


President Obama Praises Washington Heights High Schooler | DNAinfo

President Obama Praises Washington Heights High Schooler | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — High Schooler Estiven Rodriguez is adored by his teachers and principals at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, and last week the 17-year-old also received praise from the world’s most powerful man. President Barack Obama singled out Rodriguez for his hard work at WHEELS during remarks he made Thursday at […]


Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The WHEELS were turning – and they would not be deterred. This past Fri., Dec. 13th, the students of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) marched out on the street, yelling and screaming. But there was no protest to be heard. Instead, the noise was an expression […]


Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS College planning has always been the main focus at this Washington Heights high school, but for years the students had no place to do it. In the past, students at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School were forced to meet their college counselors in the corridors. Other […]


A Procession to the Post Office, Carrying Envelopes Full of Hope | SchoolBook

A Procession to the Post Office, Carrying Envelopes Full of Hope | SchoolBook

By Chelsia Rose Marcius As dozens of seniors gathered in the fourth-floor corridor of Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning High School, each holding sealed envelopes containing college applications, Jenny Rodriguez, the school’s assistant principal, climbed onto a chair, as if to make a toast. “In some places this is such a rare step,” she said. “In […]

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