Tag: High

Houston High School Makes History with 9 Valedictorians with 5.0 GPA

Nine valedictorians — all with a 5.0 GPA — are set to graduate this June at Bellaire High School in Houston.

Bellaire Principal Michael McDonough said he is proud of what the nine senior students achieved at school and how they overcame the obstacles brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I began to consider the idea of two to three valedictorians, but I never imagined nine,” McDonough said in a statement posted on the Houston Independent School District page on April 9. “These students are also involved in after-school activities and leaders in various organizations. To juggle their schoolwork and extracurriculars,

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Existing home sales slow for second straight month, while prices reach new high [Video]

Home sales in March slowed down for the second straight month this year, while median home prices reached a new high.

Existing home sales fell 3.7% to a seasonally adjusted 6.01 million in March, from a month earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which revised February existing home sales to 6.24 million. The results far exceeded the expected 1.8% decline, according to Bloomberg consensus estimates. Despite the decline, sales were still higher by 12.3% from the same month last year and the annualized pace of 6.1 million far exceeds the total of 5.6 million sales for the

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18 Massachusetts high schools add ‘Innovation Pathway’ programs to curriculum

WEST SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to further prepare students for careers after high school, the state has recognized 18 schools offering “Innovative Pathway” programs in everything from business and finance to manufacturing and health sciences.

“These early career programs provide students tremendous opportunities for future success in and out of the classroom by building partnerships with local employers to equip students with experience and knowledge in a growing field,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement.

In October 2019, Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Polito announced the availability of $1.8 million in grants over three years from American Student

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It took her two hours to get to Beach High. But she’s now off to Harvard on a full ride

Heavyn Lee would start her day at 5 every morning to begin her journey to Miami Beach Senior High.

She would get up, take a swig of chocolate milk and run to catch the 183rd Local, the Miami-Dade bus that would take her from her Miami Gardens home through North Miami Beach, Skylake Mall and Biscayne Boulevard before making its final stop at Aventura Mall.

From there, she’d catch the county bus to Beach High, a two-hour journey to get to school by the 7:20 a.m. bell.

Getting home was even more difficult, as she had a two-and-a-half hour swim

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