Keep up to date with noteworthy news and accomplishments of our students.
8 Years with YDO
Building upon her early college experience at ALA, Merrimack College named Sabrina a Pioneer Scholar with an award to cover her costs for all four years.
3 Years with YDO
Oziel was named Most Improved Student by the staff of YDO Summer 2019.
10 Years with YDO
Jenn completed an 8-week STEM fellowship at Station1 and gained invaluable experience as an intern with Accion Systems.
5 Years with YDO
Representing Greater Lawrence Vocational School, Jahmo was named one of 2017’s Lawrence Leaders.
To an audience of 200, Mya spoke about her YDO experience for attendees of the 5th Taste of the Merrimack Valley.
2 Years with YDO
At 8th Grade promotion, Manases was awarded top honors – The Principal’s Award – at Parthum Middle School.
After the successful completion of his bike rack project, Eric has become a spokesperson for Aaron’s Presents.
4 Years with YDO
Giancarlos speaks at the dedication of YDO’s STEM Design Lab to Harvey S. Gelfand by his son, Mark.
Kyara was admitted into the Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) program and will attend high school in a boarding environment with a cohort of academically talented girls of color.
At the 2019 MA Science Olympiad, Hillary became YDO’s first-ever double medal winner for her Top 3 finishes in Write-It/Do-It (2nd) & Roller Coaster (3rd).
An event planner in the making, Glorimar took the lead in organizing a Halloween party for the younger YDO Kids.
Alex captured a lead role as Mogli in the LPS Frost Elementary’s performance of The Jungle Book.
Camille won a grant from Aaron’s Presents to design a more inviting, interactive library at YDO.
Josue addresses his fellow Lawrence High graduates as valedictorian of LHS-MST (Math, Science & Technology Academy)
7 Years with YDO
Yaznairy has won a QuestBridge Scholarship (four-years, full-tuition) to attend Williams College, beginning Fall 2016
Daniela has secured a full, four-year scholarship to attend Williams College, thanks to the QuestBridge National College Match program.
Stephanie received front-page recognition from the Eagle Tribune for her artwork inspired by her experiences during the Merrimack Valley gas explosions and recovery.
Yashira was named Most Valuable Student by the staff of YDO Summer 2017. (She took home Most Outstanding Citizen honors in 2016.)
Leslie secured a grant from Aaron’s Presents to plan & host the Festival d’Arte for Cosecha at YDO.
Victor was named Most Valuable Student by the staff of YDO Summer 2016.
YDO’s dance instructor, Yashira shines as Dopey in Lawrence High’s Snow White – Spring 2016
Grade College Junior
Coral, a QuestBridge Scholar at the University of Chicago, is studying abroad (Fall 2015) in Rome, Italy. YDO’s first Director of YDO Summer, describes the experience as “definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”.