Profile of Graduate – Meet Houston Tyree ‘19
While at Salesianum, Houston embraced the Salesian Virtues of optimism, gentleness, patience, humility and tenacity. From academics, athletics and philanthropy to exploring the call to serve his country, Houston was committed to making the most of his high school experience and grow as an individual.
Houston matriculated to Salesianum from Avon Grove Charter School and fondly recalls, “I was scared about being the only person from my middle school attending Salesianum. I didn’t know anyone going in and I didn’t know what to expect. But, as soon as I stepped on campus, I found an amazing group of friends who had my back and supported me throughout my journey.”
Nearly immediately, he became involved with a wide range of activities and encourages all students to “Get involved in as much as possible, as early as possible. You’ll never know what you missed if you didn’t get involved.” Houston travelled to the Dominican Republic twice to serve the impoverished, was named captain of the JV football team, varsity rugby captain, Rosaio House executive captain, member of the stage crew, Stay Woke club, served as a peer counselor and student ambassador. Despite this rigorous schedule, Houston remained committed to excellence in academics and achieved honor roll every quarter, was a member of the National Honor Society and was named an Academic All State - football.
This spring, Houston was recognized as one of the US Army ROTC’s top scholars and was the recipient of a prestigious four-year $159,000 scholarship. He will be attending St. Bonaventure University this fall where he intends to study strategic communications.