Celebrating Education Success

Success of Chinquapin Prep celebrated in memorable evening with Ken Starr, Baylor president

Success of Chinquapin Prep celebrated in memorable evening

Chinquapin gala 5/16 Kevin Rech, Diane Rch
Kevin Rech, Diane Rech. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Peter Boudreaux, Susan Fernbach, Holly Forney, Tom Forney
Peter Boudreaux, Susan Fernbach, Holly Forney, Tom Forney. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Lisa Mathis, Will Mathis
Lisa Mathis, Will Mathis. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Elizabeth Dudley, Gardner Dudley
Elizabeth Dudley, Gardner Dudley. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Ken Starr, Mayor Sylvester Turner
Ken Starr, Mayor Sylvester Turner. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Wirt Blaffer, Nina Delano
Wirt Blaffer, Nina Delano. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Wally Wilson, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
Wally Wilson, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Marilu Garza, Laura Henry
Mariluy Garza, Laura Henry. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Julie Payne, Leon Payne
Julie Payne, Leon Payne. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Eddie Allen, Chinhui Allen
Eddie Allen, Chinhui Allen. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Bart Bentley, Peter Boudreaux, Tom Forney
Bart Bentley, Peter Boudreaux, Tom Forney. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Kevin Rech, Diane Rch
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Peter Boudreaux, Susan Fernbach, Holly Forney, Tom Forney
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Lisa Mathis, Will Mathis
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Elizabeth Dudley, Gardner Dudley
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Ken Starr, Mayor Sylvester Turner
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Wirt Blaffer, Nina Delano
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Wally Wilson, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Marilu Garza, Laura Henry
Chinquapin gala 5/16  Julie Payne, Leon Payne
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Eddie Allen, Chinhui Allen
Chinquapin gala 5/16 Bart Bentley, Peter Boudreaux, Tom Forney

What: Chinquapin Preparatory School "Raise the Roof" gala.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: With a Chinquapin graduation rate of 85 percent and with all graduating seniors accepted to college, there was plenty to celebrate at the event chaired by Holly and Tom Forney, Susan Fernbach, and Peter Boudreaux.

Lisa and Will Mathis, a Chinquapin board member for 23 years, served as honorees of the evening raised more than $320,000. The graduating class walked the stage and announced the colleges they would attend, while the 300 guests gave them all a standing ovation. 

Special guest Ken Starr, president and chancellor of Baylor University, praised the students for their success while Khambrel Marshall served as master of ceremonies. Headliners included school director Laura Henry and development director Marilu Garza.

Who: Susan and Dr. Dick Stasney, Elizabeth and Gardner Dudley, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wallace Wilson, Chinhui and Eddie Allen, Tricia and Alan Ratliff, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Bart Bentley.

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