Two-thousand, nine-hundred and twenty-seven Humble ISD students were among the many seniors that paraded across the stage at NRG Stadium to receive their diplomas Saturday, May 25.

Five high schools from the district participated, with the first graduation at 9 a.m. (Atascocita) and Kingwood High School holding its ceremony at 8 p.m. Quest Early College High School had 87 students who graduated earlier on May 11 at a 2 p.m. ceremony at M.O. Campbell Center. Of those, 66 also graduated with an associate’s degree from Lone Star College.

The 3,014 graduates in the Class of 2019 earned more than $24 million in college scholarship offers.

Lone Star College-Kingwood also held its annual graduation ceremony May 11 at the M.O. Campbell Center. In total, 1,506 students graduated with 461 in attendance. Along with the 66 students from Quest, an additional 105 from Infinity and Splendora early college high schools earned their associate degrees while graduating from high school.

In total, Lone Star College awarded 8,255 associate degrees and certificates to eligible students who took part in commencement ceremonies, representing a 4% increase from 2018.

“Graduation ceremonies not only celebrate the success of our students, but the successes of our faculty and staff members whose tireless efforts make this possible,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “My congratulations to everyone for achieving such significant educational goals.”

Lone Star College ranks fifth nationally in conferring .associate degrees among all community colleges, according to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. The ranking is from the 2015-16 academic year, the latest complete data available. There are approximately 1,100 community colleges nationwide.

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I grew up on a farm in New Mexico and miss eating hot chile and having four seasons. I didn't start college until I was already a mother and double majored in English and anthropology. I received an Honors B.A. from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and was named “Outstanding Student” in English. My honors thesis is titled “The Enduring and Ever-Changing Legend of La Llorona.” I worked as a police reporter for a bit before staying home in Kingwood to raise my two daughters. My hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking and traveling.

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