By Chris Furguson
From May 27, 2011 until June 15, 2011, high school Graduation ceremonies will be taking place throughout the Valley, with nearly 2,000 students receiving their diplomas and moving on to their futures.
The first ceremony was held for Vincent Memorial, where 77 students crossed the threshold in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on May 27, 2011. Valedictorian Francisco Cortes join Salutatorians Hector Moreno and Sal Mario Padilla in the ceremony.
The next Commencement ceremony took place on Thursday, June 2, when both Central and Southwest held their respective graduations.
Central’s graduating class consisted of 330 departing Spartans, with Valedictorian Amanda Brodell and Salutatorian Nadia Mercado giving their addresses.
Southwest High saw 435 Eagles grab their diplomas as Valedictorian Mary Sanchez and Salutatorian Angela Conway spoke to their fellow students.
Calexico’s ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 7 and the school expected 558 Bulldogs to graduate. Valedictorian Amanda Michelle Hurych and Salutatorian Maryann Laurias were expected to give their speeches.
Tonight will see Brawley’s 300+ graduates get their diplomas. Co-Valedictorians Sarah Proo and Melina Torres join Salutatorian Kimberly Servera in congratulating their fellow classmates.
Both Imperial and Holtville will have their ceremonies on Friday, June 10.
Imperial’s Co-Valedictorians, Karen Rozas and Adam Herrera, will join Salutatorian Jasmin Atiles in honoring the 167 Tigers that will move on to future endeavors.
Holtville will also have their ceremony on Friday, June 10, at the Ed Birger Field.
The final Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 15th, when the Calipatria Hornets will have 70 students cross the threshold into the future.
Comprehensive coverage of the Valley’s graduations will be seen in next week’s Weekly-Chronicle.