2013 Graduation Luncheon

On April 25th, students, teachers, parents, and Breakthrough donors gathered at the Junior League of Houston to celebrate the accomplishments of the Breakthrough Houston class of 2013! This year, 18 students graduated from BTH, and 100% of our students plan to continue their education beyond high school. Our students will attend colleges across the United States including Bryn Mawr, Baylor, Hope College, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas, and The University of Houston.

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At the graduation celebration, our keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Turley (from Rice University and the Houston Education Research Consortium), spoke about the achievement gap in Houston, and how programs like BTH are working to close it.

Meet our keynote speaker

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Dr. Ruth Turley delivers the keynote address.

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From left to right: BTH School year and summer teachers Neeraj Salhotra, Adrianna Morell, and Aby Cisneros, and BTH Director of Student Services Morris Nwogwugwu

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Breakthrough College Bound Director Christine Cepeda (right) poses with Breakthrough Houston graduate DeAsia Moore, who plans to attend Louisiana State University in the fall.

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BTH executive director Kathy Heinzerling congratulates graduating students Emily Garcia and Brea Goodman.

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