You’ve probably heard of the famous Karol Oviedo, the ray of sunshine who joined our Robinson community upon receiving a scholarship in 2008. Karol grew up in the Luis Lloréns Torres public housing projects and attended its public schools until fifth grade. One day, she learned that she had received a scholarship to attend Robinson School thanks to the combined efforts of Rosa Recondo, the director of Luis Lloréns Torres Elementary School who brought Karol to our attention, the Robinson School Scholarship Fund, and the Rotary Club of San Juan. She joined us permanently in the sixth grade to face one of the most important challenges of her young life, and has become a valued member of our family ever since.
After six years of tremendous success, Karol recently graduated with high honors and many awards. With the help of our College Counseling office, Karol was accepted at Emory University, the school that best matched her aspirations beyond high school. This achievement was hard-won and well-deserved; she’s attending Emory with a FULL SCHOLARSHIP! We are extremely proud of her success and today, we celebrate Karol on the eve before she heads off to conquer this stage of life with the same perseverance and dignity she brought to Robinson.
Karol has played a vital role in our community, and we thank her family, friends and especially her sponsors for contributing so much to Robinson. We also thank her teachers, mentors, and sponsors for truly showing what education and giving are all about! Karol, you are the heart of the philanthropic spirit that we know will keep shining into the future. We thank you and wish you continued success!
Read this article by Primera Hora and learn more about Karol’s story.