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FWISD Confers More Than 100 Diplomas At Summer Graduation Ceremony

More than 100 students from 14 Fort Worth ISD high schools received their diplomas at the District’s 2018 Summer Graduation Ceremony, hosted August 17. 

Adorned in graduation caps and gowns from their home schools, students walked the stage at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center to the cheers of family and friends.  District administrators and Board of Education trustees were in attendance for the momentous occasion.

The 2018 summer school graduating class is a representation of grit, resilience and perseverance, said Melissa Rincon, summer school principal.

“They put their nose to the grindstone and did what they had to do, and we were excited to celebrate with them [August 17],” she said. 

The 104 graduating seniors are from: Amon Carter-Riverside, Arlington Heights, Dunbar, Diamond Hill-Jarvis, North Side, Eastern Hills, O.D. Wyatt, Polytechnic, R.L. Paschal, South Hills, Southwest, Success, Trimble Technical and Western Hills high schools.

Students who were unable to walk with their class in June had an opportunity to either earn the credits needed or retake state standardized tests to graduate high school during the District’s Summer Semester session. 

“They persevered and completed all the requirements to graduate,” said Shannon Hernandez, summer school director. “The excitement on their faces shows that they’re ready for a new chapter in life. 

“It took a little bit longer, but they persevered. I’m very proud.”

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