Nearly 9,000 seniors to graduate at 41 HISD graduation ceremonies
Starting today nearly 9,000 seniors will graduate from HISD high schools at 41 commencement ceremonies across Houston. On Saturday and Sunday HISD Superintendent Terry Grier will be addressing the seniors at the commencement ceremonies for Chavez, Washington and East Early College high schools. Members of the HISD Board of Education will also be taking part in commencement ceremonies across the district.
“It is such an honor to see thousands of students walk across the stage, ready to embark on a new chapter in their lives,” Dr. Grier said. “At HISD we work hard to ensure all students are college and career ready, so we feel confident that every senior from the Class of 2013 is on the right path to success.”
Meanwhile at the graduation ceremony for Energized for STEM Academy Southwest and Southeast high schools, the commencement speaker will be the University of Maryland President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, who was also the 2012 recipient of the U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions Leadership Hall of Fame award.
Energized for STEM opened in the Fall of 2008 with the goal of aligning high school, college, and business-based activities across STEM. Since then, E-STEM has opened three additional schools.
What: HISD Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremonies
Who: HISD Superintendent Terry Grier, University of Maryland President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, HISD Board of Education trustees, administrators and graduating seniors
When: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9
(Click here for complete list of graduation ceremonies)
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier will attend the following commencement ceremonies:
- Chavez High School: Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Reliant Arena, One Reliant Park
- Washington High School: Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at Delmar Sports Complex, 2020 Mangum
- East Early College High School: Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. at Barnett Sports Complex, 6800 Fairway
University of Maryland President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III will attend the following commencement ceremony:
- Energized for STEM Academy Southwest and Southeast high schools: Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at Texas Southern University’s Sawyer Auditorium, 3100 Cleburne