U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools yesterday. From the list of 329 schools across the nation, two Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s (YWPN) schools received the illustrious Blue Ribbon distinction: Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders in Lubbock and Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) in Fort Worth. These Texas schools join an esteemed list that includes its sister schools, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and Young Women’s Leadership Academy in San Antonio—both of which received this honor in 2011 and 2015, respectively.
“Exceptional,” “bright” and “driven” describe the Young Women’s Preparatory Network valedictorians and salutatorians this year. YWPN supports seven all-girls public schools in Texas with private enhancements, and six of those schools just held their graduations. Grand Prairie’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy will graduate its first class in 2017.
(Dallas, Texas, May 5, 2016) – Young Women’s Preparatory Network has announced the seven recipients of its inaugural scholarship awards, totaling $112,000.
(Dallas, Texas, April 20, 2016) – Young Women’s Preparatory Network, a nonprofit agency that operates the largest network of all-girls, public, college preparatory schools in the nation, announces high marks for its member schools from top high school lists compiled by The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report.