Kansas City Public Schools honored the 39 Class of 2016 graduates of the Early College Academy (ECA) program during a School Board meeting Wednesday night, April 27 at the Board of Education building:

Carlos Aquirre
Soknna Badji
Javontae Banks
Jacob Blank
O’Shayla Bolton
Jennifer Campos
Marlene Campos
Antoinette Coleman
Salvador Corona, Jr
Selena Fierro
Brittany Gallardo
Rashai Harris
Darline Henrius​
Christian Hill
Batula Hussein
Jerry Huynh
Bobby Jackson
Breanne Jacobs
Sabine Jean-Philippe
David Jones
Tony Luu
Omar Mohamed
Edgar Moreno
Emanual Murry
Channery Ny
Blessing Opara
Jessica Otis
Chardonae Pendleton
Hoaimy Pham
Alexis Pitchford
Leslie Ramirez
Daymond Riggs, II
Robert Rimpson
Nyla Rivarde
Jade-Ann Stephenson
Shyann Stevenson
Jaquaylah Taylor
Sydney White
India Woods

The graduates also took a few minutes at the School Board meeting to remember their dear friend and ECA classmate, Daizsa Bausby. Ms. Bausby passed away earlier this school year.

The ECA is a partnership between KCPS and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. Qualified and highly motivated high school juniors and seniors attend college full time on the Penn Valley campus, earning both their high school diploma and Associate’s degree. While in the ECA, students get the complete college experience, taking all their classes with other college students, participating in college activities and clubs, and even working on campus. Learn more at