Canutillo ISD
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Canutillo ISD – Northwest Early College High School Celebrates Largest Graduating Class

Canutillo Independent School District’s Northwest Early College High School will have the largest number of graduating seniors to date cross the stage of the Don Haskins Center at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

The NWECHS Class of 2022 is a dynamic group of 95 students who collectively raised over $15 million in scholarships, grants, and tuition waivers, and completed 8,354 hours of community service.

“We are excited to have the largest number of graduates this year,” said NWECHS Principal Jesica Arellano. “This class has demonstrated a strong commitment to not only their future by going after scholarships, grants, and other means to pay for college but also to their community by always being willing to volunteer and serve. We are proud of each of our graduates and wish them the very best. Their futures are very bright.”

One graduation candidate from the Class of 2022, Ambar Galaviz has a lot to celebrate as she crosses this important milestone off her list. The NWECHS senior approaches graduation day with multiple offers of acceptance from various colleges and universities across the country and has received scholarships and tuition grants totaling over $1.4 million. She will be attending Carleton College in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges to study journalism/international relations.

Reaching the pinnacle of academic success is this year’s NWECHS valedictorian Sophia Montenegro who will be attending New Mexico State University having earned the highest honors scholarship. The Class of 2022 salutatorian is Lindsey Calvillo who will be attending Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

Recently, U.S. News released the 2022 best high school rankings with NWECHS receiving an overall score of 97.48 out of 100. The campus ranked number one in graduation rate rank with a 100% graduation rate and is ranked as one of the top three regional high schools and top two local early college high schools. The advanced placement (AP) participation rate at NWECHS is 100%.

Congratulations Class of 2022!


Know Before You Go:

For the safety and comfort of the audience, the following items will not be permitted into the Don Haskins arena: Alcohol, food and beverages, pets, laser pointers, audio/video recorders, weapons, fireworks, bottles/containers, umbrellas, coolers/ice chests, signs/banners, strollers, helium balloons, or professional cameras with detachable lenses. There is no check-in area for disallowed items, please leave these items in vehicles. There will also be a clear bag only policy in place.


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