Early College High School Graduation

Allyssa Longest, Staff Writer

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At the Roy. J. Wasson Academic Campus Auditorium, on May 26th, 2016,  the graduation for Early College High School was held.  Across the stage, 39 graduates were ready to start college or enter military service. Some students were choosing to take a year to work, sort out their options, or save money for the future.  The ceremony began with a beautiful performance  of  the singing of the National Anthem by Claudia Martinez, a graduating senior.  Nasayah Hershner, the Student Council Co-President offered a welcome to the ECHS graduation ceremony.  Nasayah Hershner, the Student Council Co-President offered a welcome to the ECHS graduation ceremony.

Awards were presented for Career and Technology Educational (CTE) Student of the Year By Andrea Aragon and Dr. Keith Clayton. The Phoenix of the Year Award was presented by Sean Norman, Dean of Students.  Associate Degree Recognition was given to students by Chelsy Harris, Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Dean of High School Programs.

Principal of Early College High School (ECHS), Aurora Umana- Arko  inspired the graduates to move forward after graduation by speaking on “One Last Lesson”. She also wanted students to remember how far they have grown in at ECHS.   She encouraged the graduates to look back at what their parents had given them and to always care and help the people around them.

Chris Berry, PPCC Instructor spoke to the audience on “Building Community”.  Claudia Martinez spoke on “Opportunity in Truth”.

Rebecca Beck formally ended the ceremony by singing, “Old Irish Blessing” prior to the graduated seniors recessing out to meet celebrating friends and family.

2017 Early College High School Graduates

Gage Daniel Allen … Law Enforcement
Anjelina Marie Archuleta …..Pikes Peak Community College
Rebecca Lynn Beck ……………..Pikes Peak Community College
Tatian Luani Benton ………………………Pikes Peak Community College
Victoria Grace Burtis ……………………..Pikes Peak Community College
Antonio James Butierres ………………..Pikes Peak Community College
Alejandro Jose Carrillo …….Pikes Peak Community College
Melissa Victoria Dominguez …..West Texas A&M University
Sarah Marie Dundee ….Pikes Peak Community College
Brianna Michelle Farmer ….Pikes Peak Community College
Tauvi Ruth Fuller …………. Gap Year
Joseph Israel Garza ………..Navy
Nasayah Chebet Hershner ….Colorado State University, Pueblo
Daniel Hidalgo Argote …..Pikes Peak Community College
Andrew Jared Hughes ……………………Pikes Peak Community College
Tomas Steven Jaramillo …………………Pikes Peak Community College
Joslyn Jenee’ Jordan-Potts …………….University of Northern Colorado
Jessica Ann Lane ………………………….Pikes Peak Community College
Samantha Justine Lucero …University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Delaney Rae Manson ….. .University of Oregon Clark’s Honors College
Claudia Alyse Martinez …………………..Pikes Peak Community College
Ryan Robert Martinez ………………………………………………….. Gap Year
Nathaniel Stout Mathews ……………….Pikes Peak Community College
Cassandra Lee McIntyre ……Pikes Peak Community College
Juliemar Colon Medina …… Gap Year
Cristian Alejandro Medranda ……St. Mary’s University, Texas

Kyle Avery Metcalf ……. Gap Year
Karissa Pauline Moore ..Pikes Peak Community College
Noemy Mora …………………………………Pikes Peak Community College
Jaqueline Isabel Palomera ……………..Pikes Peak Community College

Marissa Elaine Porter …………………….Pikes Peak Community College
Sandra Anahi Rascon Dominguez …..Pikes Peak Community College
Bethea Jaspar Rollmann ………………..Pikes Peak Community College
Jaret David Rudd ………………………….Pikes Peak Community College
Elijah Cipriano Soliz ………………………Pikes Peak Community College
Aunnalycia Elina States Padilla ……….Pikes Peak Community College
Seth Christian Taylor ……………………..Pikes Peak Community College
Saikiran Kumar Tedla ……….University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Tiana Marie Thompson ………………….Pikes Peak Community College
William Lawrence Thompson ………….Navy
Gabrielle Felice Wilderman …………….Pikes Peak Community College

Z’eno Andre’ Aubuchon ……………….. Associate of Arts
Tauvi Ruth Fuller ………………. Associate of Arts
Tawni Rae Karsten ……………… Associate of Arts
Claudia Alyse Martinez
Oriana Ella McCafferty ………… Associate of Arts
Cristian Alejandro Medranda ….Associate of Science
Brook Lyn Mills ………………….. Associate of Arts
Marshall Jake Owens ….Associate of Science
Jamie Lynn Ratzlaff …. Associate of Arts

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