Cristo Rey Jesuit marks third graduating glass and over $9 million in scholarships

Cristo Rey Jesuit Class of 2015 Senior Photo at Minute Maid Park

Rich and Nancy Kinder are pleased to celebrate with the families and staff of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory of Houston the graduation of 85 high school seniors.

The class of 2015, the school’s third graduating class, walked across the stage at Bayou Music Center on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Graduates received more than $9 million in scholarships collectively and were accepted to over 100 colleges and universities.

The compelling story of new graduate Samina Dunbar’s life and achievements after Hurricane Katrina was also featured in People magazine. Samina will attend Stanford University in the fall.

The Catholic high school prepares students in the Houston area for both college and the work environment through a rigorous academic curriculum and a unique corporate work-study program that places students in Houston businesses and nonprofits where they earn nearly 50 percent of the cost of their education.

Kinder Foundation Chairman Rich Kinder and commencement speaker of Cristo Rey’s first graduating class in 2013, said “Cristo Rey Jesuit’s innovative and unique educational story is powerful enough, and the results – 100% graduate rate and college acceptance – speak for themselves.”

The Kinder Foundation, which contributed a lead gift of $1 million in 2009, offered a hearty congratulations to the graduates, their families and the staff of Cristo Rey Jesuit. Viva Cristo Rey!