Sharpstown HS senior talks about why she’s obsessed with collecting owls
Meghan Berndt has been justifiably excited about being accepted into Bryn Mawr, her dream university, this fall.
Now, the Sharpstown High School senior is getting ready for the big changes ahead, by getting to know both current and aspiring “Mawrters” and obsessively buying anything with an owl (the school mascot) on it.
When Felipe Guillen first arrived at Stanford University, he was worried about what kind of reception he would experience. But the warm welcome he received, the friendly people he met, and the whirlwind of activities that took place shortly afterward helped him feel comfortable right away.
Read more about how the Chávez High School alumnus weathered his new student orientation at an Ivy League university in the Dec. 12, 2014, edition of eNews. Continue reading →
Read why this EMERGE student is keeping her options open in this week’s edition
While most seniors are fine-tuning a short list of colleges and universities they might want to attend, one student at HISD’s Carnegie Vanguard High School is doing exactly the opposite. Learn why Olaide Sode is pushing herself to apply to almost two dozen different schools, and how the EMERGE program is helping Olaide and other economically disadvantaged students to reach for the stars in the Nov. 7, 2014, edition of eNews.
By day, Wesley White is a computer analyst for Texas Children’s Hospital, but by night, he’s the announcer for HISD’s football games at the Delmar-Tusa stadium. You can read more about him and how he got involved with HISD’s Athletics Department in the “I Am HISD” feature of the Sept. 20, 2013, edition of eNews.Continue reading →
When Phuong Ta first came to America as a 17-year-old, she had no inkling she would one day be attending a Tier One university. But the 2012 Chávez High School graduate just completed her first year at Tufts University, and you can read more about her journey to higher education through HISD’s EMERGE program in the Sept. 6 edition of community eNews.
Other stories highlighted in this week’s edition include:
Houston ISD’s first female athletic director talks about what she wants her legacy to be and a “dashboard” is making principals’ lives easier. Those are just two stories featured in this week’s edition of Community eNews.
Two recent graduates are spending their summer living out their dream and a high school principal talks about how the unconventional hours at his campus leads recent immigrants to success. Those are just two stories featured in this week’s edition of Community eNews.