CATEGORIES Celebrity GossipIn 2007, Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock "adopted" the Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans and now the students who were freshmen when Bullock took up their cause have graduated in record numbers.
For the first time ever, the school will graduate 100 percent of its senior class (220 students). And that's not all! The graduates have been offered $4,625,100 in scholarships from 15 different colleges and universities.
"I cannot express how proud I am of the 2011 graduating class at Warren Easton. To achieve a 100 percent graduation rate just goes to show that the recipe for success lies under that roof," Bullock said in a statement. "People who believe, people who love and support, and people who don't take no for an answer. How lucky am I to be a very small part of this great school!"
Bullock got involved with Warren Easton, the oldest public high school in Louisiana, as part of her work to help the city recover from Hurricane Katrina. The philanthropic actress, who owns a home in the city and adopted her son Louis there last year, donated $1 million to the Red Cross for recovery efforts and has contributed "hundreds of thousands of dollars," according to her rep, for a new on-campus health clinic, college scholarships, band uniforms and the renovation of the auditorium at the school.
Bullock is currently filming the follow-up to her award-winning turn in 'The Blind Side,' an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' with Tom Hanks. She will then move on to Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi drama 'Gravity' with George Clooney.