Students’ graduation stories publicized in Times Square

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Three lucky HISD students got to see their names in lights on June 10, when hundreds of students from across the country were featured on a Times Square billboard in New York City.

Rising senior Destiny Moore and 2015 graduate Tyler Pugh, both from Carnegie Vanguard High School, as well as Jamal Felder, a Reagan High School graduate, all shared a few minutes in the spotlight as part of the Times Square Yearbook.

The event was arranged by Graduate for Más, a program created by the Taco Bell Foundation and Get Schooled to increase high school graduation rates. The Yearbook highlighted 500 different graduation stories on the billboard, and Graduate for Más awarded $250,000 in scholarships to selected students. Felder and Moore received $1,000 each.