Early college high school grads accumulate nearly $5 million in scholarships

05.31.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez

HOUSTON – The Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) class of 2017 is leaving some big shoes to fill for the entering class of new seniors.

This year 102 students are graduating with 94 students receiving their associate degrees at San Jacinto College’s commencement ceremony on May 13, three weeks before their high school graduation ceremony. The CHECHS class of 2017 has also amassed a total of $4,960,019 in scholarship funds. Students will transfer to prestigious universities such as Yale University, Duke University, Wesleyan University and Rice University. Two graduating seniors have also enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

CHECHS 2017 graduates pictured in alphabetical order by row from left to right: Front Row: Osvaldo Lozano; Second Row: Keziah Abraham, Adedamola David Adamoh, Alejandra Mercedes Aguillon Alejandro Aguirre, Mohamed Ahmed-Kaddar, Christopher Laron Anderson II; Third Row: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Austgen, Jonathan Erik Beck, Orlando Kendrick Beckum II, Brooke Allura Bogan, Kevin Anthony Booker, Jane Emily Bowman, Sharyn Noelle Bristol, Alyssa Nicole Brown; Fourth Row: Christopher Gerald Brown, Nuriel Canizal, Adam Cardenas, Aevian Joseph, Alias Casupang, Evan CeHang Cheung, Sierra Neona Cole, Cody Elijah Travis Conn, Chase Alan Crocker; Fifth Row: Mackenzie Christine Crockford, Desiree Michelle Damian, Jennifer Savannah Dan, Sarah Grace Davis, Allison Hanna Dean, Alexandre Duy-An Do, David James Ellison, Lauren Danielle Eureste; Sixth Row: Arelie Rosaly Ferrer, Jacqueline Flores, Kara Meghan Franzen, Allison Mae Fuchs, Lindsey Nicole Fuchs, Emily Erin Gray, Nathan Glen Grizzell, Sarah Beth Halprin, Anastasia Tatiana Janaya Hollman; Seventh Row: Andrew Scott Hudson, Sheikh Adeel Hussain, Naji Saber Hussein, Trish Thanh Huynh, Omayr Muhammad Irshad, Sidney Michelle Jenkins, Angella Nalule Kirabo Kasule, Michelle Tanaka Tsitsi, Katemauswa, Hannan Ahmad Khan; Eighth Row: Warisha Azam Khan, Shah Rukh Barkat Lalani, Steven Lemus, Deandra Juliana León, Andrea Dorelly López, Trong Trent Mai, Maxene Sophia Pallorina Mamitag, Megan Nicole Martinez, Amelia Jillian Moreno; Ninth Row: Gabriel Bernard Moreno, Sophia Pilar Moreno, Kathy Nguyen, Michelle Thuy Nguyen, Rebecca To Nguyen, Trung Thanh Nguyen, Tilak Hemang Patel, Megan Nicole Perry, Barbara De Melo Da Costa Pires, Elizabeth Marie Quinn; Tenth Row: Ahsan Saleem Qureshi, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Raines, Cooper James Riggle, Matthew Charles Roberts, Sofia Scharunovych, Sarah Shehreen, Leif Arden Shupla, Imran Sohail Siddiqui, Malik Ameer Sivills, Jeffy Sojan; Eleventh Row: Emily Storm Stone, Wasifuddin Syed, Timothy Joseph Szakacs, Samantha Leigh Tillman, Kenneth Tran To, Brandon Huy Tran, Daisy Oanh Tran, Vy Quynh Tran, Leni Madathikudiyil Varghese, Monique Villanueva; Twelfth Row: Sofia Jaweed Virani, Britney Lorealan Vong, Zhanqi Wang, Kyle Tomas Ybarra, Paola Valentina Zerpa Ortega; Not Pictured: Sina Arian, Jade Keiara Trachun Boyce, Kryslin Myrnae Cotton, Joshua Alexander Jimenez, Solomon David Kaboutari, Diego Martin Del Campo, Teresa Kim Nguyen, Jennifer Aislinn Perez, Emily Jane Pereznegron.

San Jacinto College administration (pictured left, front to back): Keith Sinor, Assistant Secretary, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees; Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College; Dr. Laurel Williamson, Deputy Chancellor, San Jacinto College; Dr. Brenda Jones, Provost, San Jacinto College; Dr. Pamela Campbell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success Partnerships, San Jacinto College; Kristen Ross, Dual Credit Director, San Jacinto College; Kevin Morris, Dean of Business and Technology, San Jacinto College; Dr. Alexander Okwonna, Dean of Health and Natural Sciences; Ann Tate, Dean of Liberal Arts, San Jacinto College.

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) faculty, staff and administration (pictured right, front to back): Natalie Nylen, CHECHS Community Liaison/ISM Teacher; Paula Evard, CHECHS Lead Counselor; Davy McGoldrick CHECHS AP English III Teacher; Ann Hammond, CCISD Board Trustee; Page Rander CCISD Board Vice President; Charles Pond, CCISD Board Secretary; Dr. Greg Smith, CCISD Superintendent; Laura DuPont CCISD Board President; Steven Ebell, CCISD Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Scott Bockart CCISD Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education; Brooke Parker CHECHS Assistant Dean; Dr. Brett Lemley, CHECHS Principal; Sharlene Kahlich, CHECHS ISM Teacher.


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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