Hordofa Burka, Senior at Como Park Senior High School

Graduating Como Senior High School student Hordofa Burka came to America from Ethiopia in 2012. Despite not knowing any English when he arrived in Minnesota, he excelled at Como. A Horatio Alger and Gates Millennium scholarship recipient, he will be attending St. John’s University in the fall. Hordofa credits Como staff, the AVID program and the schools' community involvement options for his success.