By Jim Predmore
Calexico High School Graduation was held on Tuesday June 7, 2011. 562 seniors graduated and began their journey into adulthood and the future. Calexico’s Valedictorian, Amanda Michelle Hurych, gave an inspiring speech as she recounted how the journey leading up to this point was not an easy one. She went on to thank her teachers, friends and her parents. Amanda than gave advise to her fellow students as she stated “But now as my final bit and only advice: I want you to do what you want to do. I don’t care how big or how small it is, as long as you want to do it, you should try. Do you want to eat dinner after this? Do it. Do you want to buy a dog? You should to be able to provide for and love it, but do it. Do you want to be a doctor or a lawyer? Do it. Do you want to get a job? Do it. Do you want to start a business? Do it. Don’t limit yourself to what others expect you to do. Take me for example. I bet that half of you expect me to become a doctor, a lawyer, or some kind of public speaker. But you know what I want to do? I want to write comic books. I want to be the best comic book writer in the Universe. So what ever it is that you want to do, Do It.”
There were presentations and awards given to the students’ favorite teachers. The ceremony also included students playing a montage of their favorite songs and the Calexico drum line performing their classic performance. Then the seniors formed two lines and the administrators read off their names and gave them their diploma’s, which signified the end to their Calexico High School experience.