Our senior of the month is is 18 year Joao Carvalho. Joao was born in Portugal and came to the US in 2014. At the time, he did not speak English and was placed in bilingual classes in the 8th grade. The following year, Joao came to East Side. By his junior year, Joao was so proficient in English that he was placed in all Honors classes and was enrolled in our Early College program where he will graduate high school with an associate degree. He currently has a cumulative grade point average of 4.01 and is ranked 15th in his class. Joao will attend New Jersey City University on a full Presidential scholarship (free tuition) and plans on majoring in Finance. As one of his classmates described him; “Joao is one of the most caring and kindest students here at East Side. He is always willing to help and is so considerate to all”. So, congratulations to Joao Carvalho for being selected our senior of the month.