North Bergen High School Student Awarded Full Scholarship to Washington University

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – North Bergen High School student Ashley Cangana, a STEM senior, recently received the news that she has been accepted to Washington University in St Louis and will receive a full four year scholarship through Questbridge.

“Whenever one of our students accomplishes their goals it is always an extremely proud moment for all of the teachers and other faculty in North Bergen,” said Superintendent George Solter. “We’re thrilled that Ashley and her parents will have one less economic burden, and wish her continued success in the future.”

Founded in 1994, QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities.

North Bergen High School implements a comprehensive curriculum to ensure that all students are exposed to high academic standards and gain the skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. The curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Content Standards and State Assessment Program, and class offerings include required academic subjects as well as physical education, art, instrumental and vocal music and research and study skills for elementary students.