HOUSTON – Jan. 19, 2017 – Freshman students at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School start their high school experience by focusing on the end of it. Ninth-graders and their families recently gathered for the school’s Commitment to Graduate ceremony, where the students pledge to graduate in four years.
After promising to stay focused on their studies, to give back to their community and to graduate with their class in 2020, the students walked one by one across the stage to receive a commitment scroll and then signed a banner that will be displayed on the campus.
Principal Bob Thompson encouraged the families to prepare for their student’s academic futures, as he introduced alumni from the school’s past to offer advice about study habits, college life and time management.
Senior Bianca Martinez, who will be graduating this year from Wunsche’s pre-law pathway also spoke to the students about the importance of the evening event.
“The Commitment to Graduate ceremony serves as an opportunity to get a peek into your amazing futures,” Martinez told the freshmen as she urged them to keep setting their goals now for their lives beyond high school. Martinez plans to attend Texas State University in the fall to major in political science.
After the ceremony, students tried on the caps and gowns that they pledge to wear — for real — as part of the Carl Wunsche Sr. Class of 2020.