Rayburn AP Pep Rally Recognizes 108 Students for Passing Exams

Rayburn AP Pep Rally Recognizes 108 Students for Passing Exams
Posted on 11/07/2017
An AP student receives a check for passing AP exams.Rayburn student Sergio Castillo received a $600 check for passing six AP exams. Rayburn student Sergio Castillo received a $600 check for passing six AP exams. 

Photos/Story by Dwight Henson
PISD Communications


Armed with glow sticks and enthusiasm, students at Sam Rayburn’s annual Advanced Placement (AP) Pep Rally cheered as 108 of their peers received $26,100 worth of checks for passing AP exams last spring. 

Funded by the Pasadena ISD School Board, along with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, each honoree was awarded $100 for every AP exam they passed with a score of 3 or higher. 

Board members, district administrators, and Rayburn faculty joined in on the celebration, an event that encourages students to take advantage of AP programs. 

“I believe this is an important event because it celebrates the success of students who take challenging and rigorous courses,” said Assistant Principal Sarah Burke. 

In a truly celebratory nature, the rally featured spirited performances from the drumline, Rayburn dance teams and cheerleaders, along with a sumo-suit wrestling match. 

“We continue to support and celebrate these students, so that they understand how proud we are of them,” said Burke.

Rayburn teacher Miriam Ruiz directs students to their seats at the AP Pep Rally.
Rayburn student Henning Duarte cheers on his peers at the AP Pep Rally.
An AP student receives a check for passing AP exams.
Rayburn cheerleaders cheer on AP students at the AP Pep Rally.
An AP student receives a check for passing AP exams.
Rayburn dancers show their support at the AP Pep Rally.
An AP student receives a check for passing AP exams.
Rayburn teacher Joseph Duda faces off in a sumo-suit battle against a student.
An AP student receives a check for passing AP exams.