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LCPS Graduates 27 at Summer School Commencement

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.

David Chaparro, who graduated from Mayfield High School, was one of three graduating seniors who spoke at the 2018 Las Cruces Public Schools summer commencement ceremony.

David Chaparro, who graduated from Mayfield High School, was one of three graduating seniors who spoke at the 2018 Las Cruces Public Schools summer commencement ceremony.

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.

Annie Acosta, who graduated from Centennial High School, poses with family members and her diploma following the 2018 Las Cruces Public Schools summer commencement ceremony.

Annie Acosta, who graduated from Centennial High School, poses with family members and her diploma following the 2018 Las Cruces Public Schools summer commencement ceremony.

“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.

A graduate hugs a family member after receiving his diploma from Las Cruces High School following the 2018 Las Cruces Public Schools summer commencement ceremony.

A graduate hugs a family member after receiving his diploma from Las Cruces High School following the 2018 Las Cruces Public Schools summer commencement ceremony.

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, dwillis@lcps.net