High school graduations begin in RI

Jun 4, 2012

17-year-old Celia Cabrera designs a tile for the senior wall at Providence’s E-Cubed Academy.

With high school graduation season kicking into high gear, I thought it was time to check back in with Celia Cabrera of Providence, a senior at E-Cubed Academy. I first met Cabrera more than a year ago, while working on RIPR’s series Providence: Mi Cuidad. 

At that time, she was struggling to make it to class regularly because of financial and other family problems. She was also stressing out big time over minimum score requirements on standardized state tests.

Photo by Elisabeth Harrison

Today, Cabrera is receiving her diploma on time, along with her classmates at E-Cubed. In our interview, she explains that she almost didn’t make it to graduation because she nearly failed a math class.

Cabrera dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but she’s not going straight to a four-year college. Instead, she’ll spend the next school year at the Community College of Rhode Island and then hope to transfer to Bay State College in Boston, where she was accepted this spring