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.”
Video by Angel Domiguez/EPISD