The rain held off just long enough for several hundred current and
former Robert E. Lee High School students and Baytown community members
to attend the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker honoring Robert E.
Lee High School Saturday, April 27. Hosted by the Baytown Historical
Preservation Association, Goose Creek CISD and the Harris County
Historical Commission, the dedication ceremony took place on the front
lawn of the school, followed by a reception in the Commons.
Laura Yepez Reyes, Class of 1987 and REL freshman assistant principal,
served as master of ceremonies. Reyes and her immediate family all
graduated from Lee, her mother taught at Lee, and her sister teaches at
the school. Read more | Photo gallery
AVID Student Selected
to Speak at Summer Institute
Laurencia Nwankwo, a Goose Creek Memorial High School senior, is one of 16 students selected from1300 entries nationwide in the AVID Speaker Contest, an annual speech contest hosted by the National AVID Institute.
In their speeches, students share their
stories about how AVID has helped them in the pursuit of their dreams of
attending four-year universities.
AVID, an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program founded in San Diego, California, in 1980 to address the needs of students who were underrepresented in colleges and universities across America.
The program has expanded internationally and has created hope for hundreds of thousands of students in 48 states and 16 countries who otherwise would not have developed the tools for entering the world of higher learning. Read more