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FWISD Celebrates 2019 Graduates

An estimated 4,500 students are among Fort Worth ISD’s graduating Class of 2019.

Since May 21, graduating seniors have received their high school diplomas in 23 commencement ceremonies throughout the District. Recent ceremonies were filled with jubilant and emotional moments.

FWISD 2019 graduation season will conclude with the Jo Kelly School commencement, slated for 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.

FWISD’s Class of 2019 includes:

  • 40 valedictorian and salutatorian honorees
  • 25 students who obtained full-ride scholarships to Texas Christian University, valued at over $260,000, through TCU’s Community Scholar Program
  • 464 Superintendent Scholars recognized for distinctions as National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended, National Achievements, National Hispanic; FWISD African-American Scholars; AP, AP with Honor, AP with Distinction, National AP; International Baccalaureate students and Capstone Award students

Among FWISD’s newest alumni is the first graduating class from the Tarrant County College South/ FWISD Collegiate High School which obtained college associate degrees on May 11 and high school diplomas on June 1. The class collectively earned 5,996 college credit hours.

In Principal Lisa Castillo’s graduation remarks to students at the TCC/FWISD campus, she talked about how the class created the school crest and developed its meaning, motto and mascot, a comet, symbolizing “a bright object that moved quickly amongst the stars but left a trail for others to follow.”  

“We could not be more proud of your work the past four years…you have done exactly what you envisioned. You have led, left a strong legacy for those who follow, served your community, learned, and found victory in education,” she said.   “As visionaries, you not only created our mission, you lived it.”

Relive FWISD graduation ceremonies in photos and video at


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