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Paterson student accepted to Ivy League school

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A city student has been accepted to an Ivy League school, according to Paterson Public School District officials.

Cindy Munoz, a student at the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at International High School, received an early decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Fall 2020.

“I’m very excited to live in a new city and experience what UPenn has to offer,” Munoz said in a press release. “I believe the IB Program at International High School has prepared me for the college environment through rigorous courses and an emphasis on time management.”

Munoz will study nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

Munoz is a first generation Dominican-American. Her parents came to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Her father died when she was just seven. Her mother attended college in the Dominican Republic and stressed to the daughter the importance of getting an education. It worked.

“My favorite part was visiting the Library of Congress and being able to see Jefferson’s extensive collection of books,” Munoz said after a visit to Washington D.C. last year. She and other students went on the trip through the Paterson Youth Council.

Aside from being a part of the Paterson Youth Council, Munoz is involved in multiple clubs at International High School. She is involved in the IB Robotics, Chinese, and Anatomy clubs.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment and we are extremely proud of Ms. Munoz. We look forward to her future success at the University of Pennsylvania,” Eileen Shafer, superintendent of Paterson School District, said.

  • John

    Good for you. The best.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    Affirmative Action YAY

    • Angel Leonor

      As a classmate and friend of Cindy's I can assure you that this is not the result of Affirmative Action. Cindy has put her heart and soul into her school work and has worked harder than anybody I have ever met, and the fact that you would dismiss it without knowing anything about her is extremely upsetting. She has gotten straight A's throughout all of her high school career while juggling clubs and volunteer work, which says a lot considering the area that we live in. You seem to have a lot of hate in your heart and it says quite a bit that you would make assumptions to tear down someone you know absolutely nothing about.

      • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

        It's not hate it's statistics. I ain't mad at her, nothing wrong with getting a free ride at the expense of a smarter Asian or White kid. Good for her.

        • bigron

          You are a sad human being, my man.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            And you have your head up your ass. People like you are why my country is swirling the bowl.

          • Abigail

            No people like you are what cause people to hate each other. If you aren’t able to appreciate the fact that this girl is able to work her ass off even though her life has been a piece of shit since she was young. You have no room to judge. This type of ignorance and selfishness doesn’t help your case either. Even if the government choose her, to progress in life and have something more, you should back off. Remember she is a minor, trying to achieve more with her life.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Free rides for illegals yay!

          • Abigail

            And how do u know she’s illegal. Make sure you have facts, because ur looking like a fool, who doesn’t know right from wrong

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Statistics are on my side. Anchor babies are illegal in my book. No free rides for invaders, I want my tax dollars used to help poor AMERICANS. It's not my fault the countries you come from are corrupt shitholes, stay there and work to improve things we don't need anymore parasites here we already have 11 million. MAGA

          • Abigail

            Ha Statistics. Send me the website that you got that from

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            According to the US government this country is infested with you freeloading, crime committing, disease spreading vermin.

          • Abigail

            Good for you, you feel this way. Always good to voice your opinion, but you can’t make a change. And that’s what makes the difference between people like you, and hard-working people of my country. And don’t worry about your welfare check being taken, and worry about your inbred children that depend on your monthly checks from the country, you call your own. And remember your country was never yours to begin with due to the fact that Indians were here first. So your a parasite too, you ungrateful racist human.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            I pay more in taxes than you make in a year, you sound like an angry Whitey hating racist lol. So then whatever shithole you come from must be stolen land too right,since most Hispanic shithole nations were originally settled by so called indians.

          • Abigail

            It’s what you want to assume. You tend to repeat the same thing over and over again about your taxes. You must be hurt they take your money. But in the end ur going to continue paying them until you die. Thank your government go that. So good luck with that. Ha End of discussion. Continue if you please I don’t want to make you feel incompetent anymore.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Yeah paying to support illegal immigrant freeloaders like you that have 5 kids from five different men sucks. But oh well, at Trump is getting rid of as many of you parasites as he can!

          • Mary

            The fact that your only way to counteract what this girl is saying is with the foul mouth language you inherited from your precious leader shows how illiterate and narrow-minded you are. Time to stop being jealous of other's accomplishments and opportunities honey. Sorry you couldn't go to UPenn like Cindy is going to. Sorry you were denied opportunities because of how uneducated you are. Statistics are on my side honey. Get with the times and argue logically rather than bring in someone's financial or immigration status. Stop acting like a child and grow up. The current generation is already dealing with enough. We don't want to have to raise you too.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Raise me lol? Most of your generation are still living off mommy and daddy. I went to Dartmouth, a much better school than UPenn and I earned my way there I didn't need Affirmative Action. Oh and by the way he's YOUR President too, unless you're another illegal alien freeloading piece of trash than whoever is running whatever shithole you came here from would be your "leader".

          • Mary

            Ouch, I didn't think someone who supports Trump and believes in MAGA would see the United States as a shithole but to each their own I guess. I apologize that my generation is being smart about financials and deciding to live with our parents until we are financially stable. Also, there is a difference between being a leader and a president. I agree that he is the president of the United States but a leader…I don't see any such qualities. Also, you seem to forget how this country came to origin. You're so pertinent on the idea of illegal aliens, you seem to have forgotten about your own beloved "leader", Trump's ties. Also, if you believe that Dartmouth is so superior, why get so upset and jealous over a student getting into UPenn? Both schools practice affirmative action and if you felt so strongly about it, you would have done something about it already. Maybe it's time to sit down and contact Dartmouth about this issue. Why don't you? I think they would love to talk about this with you! Overall, dude stop shitting on other people being happy. GET OVER IT. Everyone has their own success story and go where they are meant to go. I'm very happy to hear that you pay your taxes. It helps freeloading aliens who can't apply for such government assistance so much! Thank you again.

            Lots of Love,
            My Generation

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Freeloading off your parents well into your 30s isn't smart, it's pathetic. FYI just because you're an "anchor baby" doesn't make you an American. You're still an illegal alien parasite in my book. You and your entitled generation are nothing but whiners who can't compete in the real world, which is probably why so many of you support filth like AOC and Bernie.. As for me, I'll continue to take pleasure every time I read about another parasite being deported. MAGA from PR

          • Ruben Perez

            The amount of ignorance and stupidity you have demonstrated thus far is sickening. You idolize racism and categorize people based on the color of their skin and their socioeconomic status. I’m sorry that you and your hillbilly MAGA supporters feel so inferior to everyone else, that you have to resort to hate crimes and unethical forms of human treatment. I’m sorry you and your group of white supremacists feel so isolated and treated unfairly. I’m sorry you are filled with so much self hatred that you resort to violence instead of self reflection. I’m also sorry that America is being represented by such distasteful, tactless, abysmal, coarse people like yourself. You boast yourself as the personification of patriotism when in reality you’re the symbolic form of worthlessness. Your uneducated, baseless, useless, commentary is not needed. Keep that in mind when you attempt to form a coherent response against this comment.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            What do you illegal aliens do share this amongst yourselves lmfao? Go back to Mexico! I'm not even white Dumbass you sound like a racist, if it weren't for those evil crackers you wouldn't be able to live for free, you should be kissing those hillbillies' asses wetback.

          • Angelina H.

            Also, can we talk about how America was built? I'm sorry you feel your *stolen* land is being "threatened" by people who actually raise a finger to make a change, rather than the "@democrapsocialistssuck" with the silver spoon stuck in their mouth. You tell people they have their head up their ass but have you sat back to see how far yours is stuck? You contradict yourself in multiple comments you have made such as "I pay more in taxes than you get in welfare and SNAP benefits in a year." But you are failing to realize that "illegal immigrant freeloaders" cannot apply nor receive welfare benefits (also, SNAPS is welfare). Before you want to drag students who are working hard for their spots in higher education, maybe go back to *Dartmouth * and take a few American History courses.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            I was born in Paterson. Poor. I worked for what I have nothing was handed to me. Anchor babies are eligible for all assistance programs. Stop parroting CNN.

          • Angelina H.

            First of all, no one is parroting, other than yourself. You are talking like any other racist "American." You say you are from Paterson and that you worked for everything you have, but if that were true you would be supporting the fact that a young adult worked for their spot in an Ivy League school, knowing the stigmas circling our city. Do not be mad that someone is going to graduate debt free (emphasis on debt free) while you had to "work" for your payments. Back to your statement, you said and I quote, "I pay more in taxes than you will get in welfare and SNAP benefits in a year." You did not mention "anchor babies" however, in every comment you make you like to use the terms and phrases: "people like you," "illegals," "anchor babies." freeloading, crime committing, disease spreading vermin," (By the way, the Europeans brought over the viruses such as the smallpox and measles which killed Native Americans.) "illegal immigrant freeloaders," "parasites," "illegal alien free loading piece of trash," "illegal alien parasite," "wetback," and "freeloading parasite scum." It is people like yourself who are causing this country to circle bowl and it is not these young adults who are WORKING just as hard as those who are not in "shitholes."
            Also, you tell me to do my own research but I would love to see your research to understand where out of your ass you are pulling these statics from.
            Have a nice night.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            Who said I graduated with debt? Like I said, stop parroting CNN. You sound like a racist too lol. Google is a great tool try using it the statistics are there for anyone to see. Or you can just visit California to experience the wonders of the illegal i migrant invasion.

          • Angelina H.

            Just as you can say "according to the US government" I can also say it. Throwing that in the beginning of a grammatically incorrect sentence, does NOT make it proof of your prior statement. Just like Abigail, I would love to see the proof of these "statistics" you keep mentioning.

          • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

            11,000,000 plus is an infestation. Do your own research.

      • bigron

        Thumbs up for defending your classmate. It's great to see a great story on IB after just 1 student got the IB diploma.

  • Miss jamaica

    This is truly a great accomplishment young lady. you will be with an elite group.
    Just be accepted is an honor.
    Now go a do great things.

  • Paterson Resident

    Excellent

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Wish the best for her. Pops would be proud

  • HankMorgan

    This would not be news in any other district. Sad.

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