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Albuquerque High School

"Some classes make stories, but this class made history" - Unknown

Graduation Ceremony Video

Graduation Details

Friday, May 14, 2021

  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Nusenda Community Stadium
  • Class Song: “Here Comes the Sun”- The Beatles
  • Class Flower: Hibiscus
  • Class Cookie: Biscochito

Commencement Program

  • Mistress of Ceremony: Stephanie Dunn - AHS Activities Director
  • Graduate Processional: AHS Band
  • Presentation of Colors: AHS JROTC Color Guard
  • National Anthem: AHS String Quintet
    • Zita Montoya
    • Sam Chackerian
    • Viola Rintoul
    • Enrique Pohl
    • Sydney Pinkalla
  • Welcome & Introductions: Stephanie Dunn - AHS Activities Director
  • Senior Farewell Address: Caiden Puma - Valedictorian
  • Introduction of the Principal: Rio Chavez - Student Body President
  • Principal’s Address & Presentation of Class: Ryan Homistek - AHS Head Principal
  • Acceptance of Class: APS School Board
  • Presentation of Graduates: Honored Juniors
    • Isabel Barajas
    • Lela Fredine
    • Catalina Sapien
  • Changing of the Tassel: Ellery Wiseman - Senior Class President
  • Graduate Recessional: AHS Band

Top Graduates

  • Jayden Aragon
  • Noah Castro
  • Samuel Chackerian
  • Jessica Chong
  • Rowan Crothers
  • Nena Dorame
  • Veronica Estrada
  • Isaac Garcia
  • Alexandra Kroll
  • Agustin Leon-Saenz - Salutatorian
  • Josie Lopez
  • Sage Martinez
  • Gabriela Meraz-Fishbein
  • Sydney Pinkalla
  • Caiden Puma - Valedictorian
  • Marley Ramon
  • Noah Reboul
  • Abigail Ringer
  • Colton Romig
  • Jacob Sussman - Salutatorian

Acknowledgments

APS School Board

  • Dr. David E. Peercy - President
  • Lorenzo Garcia - Vice President

APS Leadership Team

  • Scott Elder - Superintendent
  • Gene Saavedra - Interim Associate Superintendent, Zone 1

AHS Administration & Leadership Team

  • Ryan Homistek - Head Principal
  • Herbert Stanley Jr. - Assistant Principal
  • Moises Padilla - Assistant Principal
  • Anna Rodriguez - Assistant Principal
  • Vincent Baty - Dean of Students
  • Doug Dorame - Athletic Director
  • Stephanie Dunn - Activities Director
  • Barbara Timm - Head Counselor
  • Fabiola Espinoza - Bilingual Coordinator
  • Gina Katsaros - Testing Coordinator
  • Lisa Frazier - Special Education Head
  • Kaley Sisson - Community School Coordinator