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LBJ/LASA Honor Seniors at Graduation

Seniors from LBJ Early College High School and the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy joined forces one last time, celebrating their graduation at a ceremony at the Frank Erwin Center.

The graduates combined to earn more than $21 million in scholarships, and 96 percent of seniors in the LBJ Early College High School graduated, leaving with 1,295 college credit hours.

LASA valedictorian Eli Barrish told the crowd, "High school is over for us, and that is something to celebrate. This day is terrifying and thrilling."

U.S. News & World Report ranked LASA No. 7 in the state and No. 37 in the nation, and the LASA class of 2014 had more National Merit Scholars than any high school in AISD.

Among this year's extracurricular achivements, LBJ seniors were instrumental in the Jaguars' return to the state track competition in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200. The LASA/LBJ yearbook, the Stetson, was recognized for excellence and will be featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best of yearbook design and coverage.

LBJ valedictorian William Carrillo advised his fellow graduates, "Be the one who stands out from the crowd, even though we all look the same today," and, quoting Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Congratulations to the LBJ/LASA classes of 2014!