For 18-year-old Gustavo Resendiz, Houston’s heat and humidity will soon be a thing of the past. That’s because in a few months the DeBakey High School graduate will be heading off to Massachusetts to continue his education at Harvard University.
Resendiz is one of more than 100 recent HISD graduates who have either been accepted to an Ivy League school or one of the top 20 ranked universities in the nation.
Resendiz is one of seven HISD graduates accepted into Harvard. He was also accepted at several other Ivy League and top 20 schools including Yale, Princeton and Stanford. Resendiz will be the first in his family to attend college. “I chose Harvard and my family and I are very excited,” he said. “I think I am going to get a great education there.”
Below is a rundown of Ivy League schools that have accepted HISD students and the HISD schools from which they graduated:
Bellaire (1), Lamar (2)
Bellaire (2), Challenge (1), Lamar (1)
Bellaire (4), Challenge (2)
Carnegie (2), DeBakey (1)
Bellaire (4), DeBakey (1), East Early (1), HSPVA (1)
Bellaire (2), Westside (1)
In addition to the Ivy League schools, 72 HISD graduates have been accepted to some of the top 20 ranked schools in the country including Duke, MIT, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Notre Dame, to name a few. Many of the graduates have also been offered scholarships to those universities. In total, HISD graduates have been offered nearly $93 million in scholarship dollars.
“We are committed to ensuring that all students who graduate from HISD are well prepared for college and career success,” said HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. “I am extremely proud of those graduates who will be continuing their education at one of our nation’s top-ranked schools.”