2007 Graduate – Luis Andres Cueva
Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas, former General Sam Houston, who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto which took place 25 miles east of where the city was established. The growing port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in Houston’s population.
In the 20th century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and has the fourth-largest population among cities in the United States. As of July 1, 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Houston population at 2,144,491, in an area covering more than 600 square miles.
One very proud part of that 2,144,491 is Mr. Luis Cueva. Luis graduated from Citizens’ High School in September of 2006. Luis needed a year and a half of credits to finish his diploma requirements when he found Citizens’. He chose us primarily because it is quite difficult for a 40 year old to attend public school. Luis dropped out of high school many years ago. He has since discovered just how important that little piece of paper can be. Luis wanted you to know that Citizens’ provided excellent assistance throughout his program of study. It sounds like we are bragging, because we are. Citizens’ prides itself on customer service. We have a great staff of teachers and administrators to help you succeed. Mr. Cueva now has a step-daughter enrolled with us. That is better advertising than money can buy.
Now that Luis has his diploma he is enrolled with Houston Community College. Not only is Luis the only member of his family to earn his diploma, he is now pursuing a college degree. His desire to provide a better life for his family is inspiring. Luis overcame the obstacles that dropping out presented. He worked hard and achieved his goal of being a high school graduate. A GED was not good enough for him. He has set a traffic example for us all. He is also a great roll model for his children. We are honored to have Luis Cueva as or October Graduate of the Month.
Luis Cueva is Citizens’ High School
“Graduate of the Month” for October 2007.