May 25, 2017
Lone Star College—University Park President Shah Ardalan congratulates Cy-Fair High School junior Amar Moturu on earning his associate degree this spring.
May 25, 2017—Cy-Fair High School student Amar Moturu took “graduating early” to an entirely different level this spring, earning his Associate of Science degree with a 4.0 grade-point average from Lone Star College—University Park (LSC–UP).
Moturu finished his junior year at Cy-Fair on May 25. LSC–UP President Shah Ardalan congratulated his young student on his rare achievement.
“Lone Star College–University Park is honored to support the educational pursuits of students like Amar. Our passion is for serving all students, and we are proud of Amar’s accomplishments as it is a testament to our mission,” Ardalan said. “LSC-University Park continues to be the model innovative college for this community and remains committed to helping students unlock their potential and fostering community. Our faculty and staff work diligently to provide students with the programs and resources that enable them to go far.”
Taking advantage of the CFISD and Lone Star College dual-credit partnership, Moturu has also taken college courses each summer since his freshman year. He finished up his final two college classes this summer while balancing seven classes at Cy-Fair.
Moturu began his CFISD path as a Hancock Elementary School student in the PPCD program. Despite a hearing impairment, he has thrived in his academic journey. He was the first-runner up in the You Be the Chemist competition and took quantum physics at Harvard University as a sophomore. He qualified for the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band this year, and finished as a champion in several percussion competitions around the country.
“Amar was able to achieve these accomplishments only with all of CFISD’s support and encouragement every step of the way,” said Sarada Moturu, Amar’s mother. “We are truly humbled with all the opportunities, understanding and loving guidance Cy-Fair ISD teachers, staff, nurses and administration provided him.”