Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino accepts a jersey signed by dozens of Boston Public Schools graduates now enrolled in college at the annual Success Boston kickoff at UMass Boston’s Clark Athletic Center. The number 70 signifies Mayor Menino’s goal of 70 percent college-completion among BPS students. (L-R) Tucker Gaye of Dorchester, a second-year student at UMass Boston; Annabel Cordero of Mission Hill, a senior at Emmanuel College; Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; and Dr. Pam Eddinger, new president of Success Boston partner Bunker Hill Community College. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Mayor’s Office)
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In honor of his work improving the college-graduation rate for Boston Public Schools (BPS) students, Mayor Thomas M. Menino was presented last week with a jersey signed by dozens of Boston Public School graduates now enrolled in college. The jersey, adorned with the number 70, was given to him by two members of the Success Boston Student Leadership Council at the event at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Clark Athletic Center.