Former ELLs Comprise Nearly Half of 2013 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

The road to success is filled with challenges and rewards for all students; even more so for those whose native language is not English.  Every year, the Houston Independent School District  recognizes students graduating with top honors; this year, the Multilingual Programs Department is proud to announce that almost half of the Class of 2013 Valedictorians and Salutatorians were former English Language Learners! “We are so happy that through the support and effort of the parents, teachers, counselors, principals, specialists and managers, our students have successfully continued in their path towards graduation,” said Dr. Gracie Guerrero, Assitant Superintendent of Multilingual Programs.

You can find a list of all Valedictorians and Salutatorians from the Class of 2013 here.

HISD’s Denisse Cantu also did a piece for the local Univison affiliate’s segment, “Educalos-Es el Momento” regarding our outstanding students. View it below: 

Edúcalos: 1 de junio, 2013: Graduandos Sobresalientes de Preparatoria from Houston ISD on Vimeo.

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