73 early college high school grads earn associate degrees

06.03.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

As Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) students prepare for their upcoming high school graduations, they have one thing most high school seniors do not – their associate degree.

This year, 73 seniors graduated with associate degrees three weeks before getting their high school diplomas. CHECHS was also named one of Houston’s best public high schools in 2014 and raked 31st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Administrators pictured: Left side, front to back: Dr. Brenda Jones, San Jacinto College South Campus provost; Alice Schwarz, CHECHS assistant principal; Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College chancellor; Kate Graham, San Jacinto College South Campus dual credit coordinator; Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College deputy chancellor and president; Pam Campbell, San Jacinto College assistant vice chancellor for educational partnerships; Dr. Brett Lemley, CHECHS principal; Kathy Miller, San Jacinto College South Campus dual credit senior administrative assistant. Right side, front to back: Charles Pond, Clear Creek ISD board trustee; Dee Scott, Clear Creek ISD board trustee; Ann Hammond, Clear Creek ISD board trustee; Dr. Laura DuPont, Clear Creek ISD board vice president; Dr. Greg Smith, Clear Creek ISD superintendent of schools; Natalie Nylen, CHECHS community partnership lead teacher; Dr. Steven Ebell, Clear Creek ISD deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction; Jarrod Massey, CHECHS advanced placement world history teacher; Sharlene Kahlich, CHECHS English III teacher; and Scott Bockart, Clear Creek ISD assistant superintendent of secondary education.

CHECHS students pictured: Maria J. Abraham, Mustapha Ahmed Kaddar, Hiba Akram, Maha S. Ali, Seemeen S. Ali, Zavi Ali, Colby J. Almendarez, Afifa Arif, Yarah M. Attia, Stephanie A. Avalos, Rauna T. Ayoub, Christian T. Baker, Shreena P. Bhakta, Athena M. Buxton, Marina A. Cernik, Christopher Y. Cha, Caitlyn R. Craft, Steven T. Diep, Son Quyen H. Dinh, Mina Elahidoust, Osama M. Eter, Melanie D. Gawlik, Leah D. Gentry, Steven H. Gravis, Briana A. Guajardo, Wissam H. Harmouch, Ihab Y. Harmouche, Mei Lin C. Johnston, Alanna T. Kishino, Corinne M. Lane, Matthew C. Lauderdale, Foster LeBeau Harrison, Patrick T. Ma, Jasmyn R. Maldonado, Vladislav Manoylo, Angel S. Maredia, Sarah D. Marron, Karalyne M. Martinez, Madonna F. Matta, Ryan P. McGregor, Zeba Z. Momin, Jadiye S. Montazari Alvarado, Marina V. Motina, Majd M. Muhtaseb, Quynh-Nhu T. Nguyen, Adrian E. Norton, Casey T. Parker, Nirav N. Patel, Pooja Patel, Shivani M. Patel, Michelle L. Paulsel, Emily N. Pena, Samantha M. Pena, Samantha A. Reichardt, Marynna T. Reyes-McCallister, Taylor R. Romero, Ryan T. Ruffaner, Nishtha Sharma, Christina M. Simon, Jacob E. Smith, Jacob M. Sullivan, Delmer A. Tejada, Tiffany H. Thai, Somaiya I. Torrence, Adrienne L. Tran, Danny V. Tran, Victoria M. Villarreal, Mohammed K. Vohra, Micah J. West, Justin A. Wrushen, Sirwan Zamani, Joshua J. Zamarron, and Benjamin Zheng. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.


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