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DeBakey HS celebrates 40 years

2012 October 30
by HISD Communications

DeBakey HS students perform as part of the school's 40th anniversary festivities.

Students, alumni, and staff at DeBakey High School celebrated the school’s 40th anniversary recently with a long list of events.

Principal Agnes Perry said the school is proudly celebrating four decades of academic excellence, noting that it began as a partnership between HISD and the Baylor College of Medicine. In its first year, it had 35 students and has graduated 5,000 students since then–many of whom are now practicing in the medical field.

Part of DeBakey High School's 40th anniversary celebration included the dedication of the Perry Weston Library, named after the school's first principal.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the festivities kicked off with the Baylor College of Medicine hosting a 40th anniversary luncheon attended by students and staff.

The celebration continued on Friday with an open house and dedication of the Perry Weston Library (named after the school’s first principal), and a family festival with music and games on Saturday. On Saturday evening, the celebration continued with a 40th Anniversary Gala, held at The Health Museum. The gala, for those 18 and older, featured music, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and door prizes.

“It was  a great opportunity for not only current students, staff, and parents, but we had a great showing of alumni,” Perry said.

Many HISD employees are marking milestones next week – see if you know anyone on this list:

 25 Years

  • Rodolfo Segura, custodian, Holland Middle School
  • Trent Strozier, teacher, Madison High School

15 Years

  • Linda Reyes, custodian, West University Elementary
  • Diane Thomas, psychologist, Psychological Services
  • Shelia Woods, plant operator, Kelso Elementary

5 Years

  • Felton Lee Sr., crossing guard, R.P. Harris Elementary
  • Viririana Macias, Food Services attendant
  • Mireyra Reyes, Food Services attendant            
  • Maria Rodriguez, Food Services attendant        
  • Wanda Rollins, Food Services attendant 
Check back next Friday for more November Milestones – and if you know someone who should be featured in this space, let us know at Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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