Nothing kicks off the beginning of summer like graduation season. Yes, our graduates ascend from one stage in their lives to another, usually marked by a graduation ceremony. Well, the Houston Forward Times had their fair share of this season’s graduations as three of their own ascended. No need for formal introductions here. Our own, Chelsea Lenora White aka Chelsea Blanco graduated, Cum Laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, and Nykayla “Tootie” Richards graduated from Westside High School and plans to start on a Bachelors Degree in Nursing in the fall. And last, but not least, Preston Joseph Pierre graduated from his Kindergarten program and is well on his way to 1st grade.