Two 2010 Hoover High students participating in the Cardinal Interact Program operated by Price Charities, received Gates Millennium scholarships. Both students have GPA’s exceeding 4.0 and one is the class valedictorian. Only 1,000 students nationwide are selected for the scholarships each year.
The 2010 Hoover Salutatorian is also a Cardinal Interact Program participant and received scholarships from Cox Communications and the San Diego Chargers. Each student completing the Cardinal Interact Program receives a $1,500 scholarship to attend a university or $1,000 to attend community college. In total, the Cardinal Interact class of 2010 received $313,900 in scholarships.
The Cardinal Interact Program is operated by Price Charities with the goal of improving academic performance. Each year 40 incoming Hoover sophomores are selected to participate in the three year program which provides after school academic support, job shadowing, mentoring, and monthly programs to businesses, government or nonprofits.