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Video+Story: Nearly 200 Receive Diplomas During EPISD’s Summer Graduation

The final touch for El Paso ISD’s (EPISD) Class of 2018 came on Thursday morning when nearly 200 students from every high school in the District received their diploma during summer commencement exercises.

The ceremony celebrated those students who fulfilled graduation requirements during the summer and are now eligible to take the final step out of high school.

“This is a very special day,” said Elizabeth Saenz, deputy superintendent of academics and school leadership. “This is a group of hard working, forward thinking and innovative students who are better prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st century than ever before. We hope this is only the beginning.”

Students from all of EPISD’s high schools were represented at the event, which was attended by district superintendent Juan Cabrera, board members, leadership, and of course, graduating seniors’ friends and family.

Andress High School senior Analissa De Los Santos was happy to share the milestone with her loved ones.

“I feel really good. It means a lot because I worked really hard and am graduating a year early,” she said. “I am excited to start school at NMSU in the fall and study nursing.”

Burges High School grad Hendrix Calleros is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

“I feel really excited to have completed this goal I have been working on,” he said. “These four years have been a great experience. I am grateful to all the teachers and friends I have made along the way.”

Story by Alicia Chumley  |  Photos by Leonel Monroy  |  Video by Angel Domiguez/EPISD

Gallery+Story: EPISD Celebrates 2017 Summer Commencement Exercises

A sea of gold, purple, teal, maroon and blue caps and gowns filled the front of the Bowie High School auditorium Thursday morning as summer grads prepared to make their way across the stage.

The first of two summer graduation ceremonies at Bowie on Thursday featured nearly 100 seniors from Andress, Austin, Bowie, Burges and Chapin high schools and College, Career & Technology Academy.

The program led off with keynote speaker Laura DuVernois, an assistant principal at Silva Health Magnet, who congratulated the graduates and wished them continued success.

“Be humble, be kind,” she told them. “Most importantly don’t forget where you came from and always follow your dreams. Congratulations class of 2017.”

A similar sea of colors representing Coronado, El Paso, Franklin, Irvin and Jefferson high schools lined the first few rows of the Bowie auditorium for the afternoon commencement ceremony. Just more than 50 students walked the stage to collect their diploma.

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Saenz, deputy superintendent of academic leadership, spoke before the graduates received their diplomas.

“As you go into the world, look back often and remember the friends you made in here in high school,” Saenz said. “Take with you the many things you learned from your teachers, parents and your community and make this world a better place – after all the challenges of the world are yours to conquer.”

Receiving diplomas were seniors who completed their graduation requirements during the summer.

Photos courtesy EPISD

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