Twenty-seven seniors who earned their high school diplomas upon the completion of summer school courses were recognized at the annual summer commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 28. The graduation ceremony took place in the gymnasium of Las Cruces High School, and was attended by friends and family members of the graduates.
Students from five of Las Cruces Public Schools’ six high schools received their diplomas during the commencement, including: two students from Centennial High School, seven students from Las Cruces High School, seven students from Mayfield High School, seven students from Oñate High School and four students from Rio Grande Preparatory Institute.
“We are all so proud of these graduates, who put in the additional time and effort necessary to complete their high school education and earn their diplomas,” said Superintendent Greg Ewing. “I’m inspired by their commitment to graduating, and I look forward to seeing what their future has in store.”
The color of each graduate’s cap and gown varied at the ceremony, as each graduate wore the colors of his or her own high school.
The summer school program, which ran from May 30 through June 28, allowed high school students to earn up to two high school credits. Each of the program’s two-week sessions allowed students to earn one credit per session. Enrollment in the program was limited, and priority was given to students who needed two or fewer credits to graduate, according to Kathryn Davis, LCPS summer school principal.
The ceremony, which was broadcast live on LCPS-TV, can be viewed in its entirety here.
— Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811, email@example.com