From Lloréns to Emory University… thanks to the generosity of Alumni like you!
You’ve probably heard of the famous Karol Oviedo, the ray of sunshine who joined our Robinson community in 2008 after receiving a scholarship. If you haven’t, allow us to introduce her. As one of our greatest success stories, she’s definitely worth getting know!
Karol was born and grew up in the Luis Lloréns Torres public housing projects, not far from the upscale Condado neighborhood where Robinson School is located. She attended public school there 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 received the most awards and honors at this year’s graduation. With guidance from Beatriz Guzmán and 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 is currently attending Emory with a FULL SCHOLARSHIP! We are extremely proud of her success, her example, and her impact on Robinson School. Karol left for Atlanta at the end of August; and she will be greatly missed. Here, we celebrate her achievements as she sets off to conquer this next stage of life with the same perseverance and dignity she brought to Robinson.