Delphi Boston Alum, Jessika WIlliams
After Delphi, I was accepted into Boston Latin School. I graduated in 2008 from Boston Latin. I am now attending Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. It is an all-female historically black college in close proximity to Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. I am majoring in Biochemistry, while pursuing certification with the American Chemical Society. I intend to pursue a career in Forensic Toxicology after Spelman. I am currently a recipient of the Dean Scholarship (Spelman), the SMART Scholarship (Federal), and the Edwards Scholarship (Boston-based).
Delphi prepared me for Spanish and Math in both college and high school. When I continued on to Boston Latin, I had already learned some Algebra (even though they put me in Pre-Algebra), and I had most of my Spanish terms and my pronunciation down pat.
At Delphi I was taught to use gradients in my studies. I learned basic datums like, starting with the lowest level and working your way up, always finishing one level before moving on to the next. I applied these datums to my college education where I had passed Calculus in high school, but I knew I did not know enough to move on to Calculus 2. With that, I took Calculus in a summer program before freshman year and retook it my first semester at Spelman. At that point, I knew I could continue on to Calculous 2; I was still ahead of most students.
Delphi Boston Alum, Elena Whittle
2010 graduate, Elena Whittle is currently attending Thayer Academy, finishing her first semester as an Honor Roll student. She recently entered her photograph into the Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design art contest. With 1600 entries, Elena's was among the top 140 that were chosen for the exhibition being held in Philadelphia.
Delphi Boston Alum, Cory Desjardin
After graduating Delphi in the class of 2000, I felt utterly prepared to take on any challenge which came my way. Though it has only
been a decade since my graduation, I have had tremendous suc-
cess in this jungle we call life. As a student there for nearly 10 years, I received a foundation for success which makes other schools pale in comparison. The exceptionally well-rounded curriculum taught me not only academics, but also taught me leadership,communication, interpersonal relations and the importance of teamwork.
Currently, I hold the position of President for an architectural design and construction management firm located in Boston. We design and construct high-end remodels in the Greater Boston area. As president, I have helped expand the company each year and in 2010 helped create a 40% growth.This has been through a market where 25% of the industry has gone out of business. The basic skills I gained at Delphi gave me the per- fect foundation to make this possible.
In recognition of this and other factors, I have been inducted into the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Board of Directors. At 25, I sit as the youngest member on the board. One duty I have is to help propose and lobby leg- islation written to enhance our industry’s ethical code. Another is to coordinate and execute community service activities in our area. As a member of the board, my primary goal is to raise the bar on our industry by setting a superlative example as architects and general contractors.
I believe our own success is directly proportional to the amount we give back to our community. This is why at the beginning of last year we sent our project manager to Haiti for two weeks. While this put a lot of stress on our organization, we felt the endeavor was more than justified. While in Haiti, our project manager helped hundreds if not thousands acquire vital medi- cal assistance. His story is truly heart-wrenching and inspiring.
In summary, Delphi promised me knowledge, ethics, leader- ship and integrity. It has made good on that promise in more ways than I could describe in this article. Without the rock solid foundation of my Delphi education, I would not have had the success I have already experienced. I am excited to slay whatever dragon I may encounter, to solve any problem, climb any mountain and overcome any obstacle. I cannot thank the executives and staff of Delphi Academy Boston enough. They are the heroes creating tomorrow. I owe them all the gratitude in the world.
-Cory Desjardin, Class of 2000
Delphi Boston Alum, Tonya Strickland
Delphi Boston alum, Tonja Strickland, passed the North Carolina state bar first time around!
Tonja completed Form 5 at Delphi in 1995, finishing High School at Stoughton High.
Tonja went on to Clark University on a full tuition merit scholarship for her Undergraduate Degree, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then continued to Graduate School at Hofstra University School of Law in New York on a merit scholarship to receive her Juris Doctor.
Delphi wants to extend an additional congratulations to Tonja & Justin Mettlach who will be getting married in Massachusetts on October 23, 2010.