Hello! My name is Francisco Penning, Chief of Academics and Leadership Development. One of the most powerful blessings of my job is to watch our dynamic, hard working HGA staff plant seeds of success in our scholars’ lives, regardless of obstacles. The fruits of this honorable labor are evident in the outstanding academic performance of our scholars over the past few years. Furthermore, our scholars demonstrate on a daily basis the importance of good character as they learn about integrity, responsibility, respect, and courtesy, among other virtues. The relentless support of our parents is another critically important aspect of our scholars’ success. Without this mutual cooperative effort between scholars, HGA staff, and parents, none of this would be possible.