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Atrisco Heritage Academy

Albuquerque Public Schools Graduation 2021

"Behind us are memories, beside us are friends, before us are dreams that will never end"

Graduation Ceremony Video

Graduation Details

Monday, May 10, 2021

Commencement Program

  • AHA Administration
    •  Principal: Irene Cisneros
    • Assistant Principal: Tammie Torres
    • Assistant Principal: Cristina Benitez de Luna
    • Assistant Principal: Kathryn Hammel
    • Assistant Principal: Gilber Leiva
    • Dean of Students: Daniel Leyba
    • Athletic Director: Adrian Ortega
    • Activities Director: Jessica Martinez
  • Readers
    • Bilingual Coordinator: Jessica Cano
    • Instructional Coach: Mishelle Jurado
  • APS Leadership
    •  Superintendent: Scott Elder
    • Associate Supt Zone 2: Dr. G. Antonio Gonzales
  • APS School Board
    • President: Dr. David  Peercy
    • Vice President: Lorenzo Garcia
    • Secretary: Yolanda Montoya-Cordova
    • District 2: Peggy Muller-Aragón
    • District 4: Barbara Petersen
    • District 5: Candelaria “Candy” Patterson
    • District 6: Elizabeth Armijo 

Commencement Ceremony 

  • Processional: "Pomp and Circumstance," Edward Elgar. Performed by the APS Band and Orchestra Students
  • National Anthem: AHA Marine Corps JROTC Presentation of Colors under the Command of Major Scott Ukeiley & Gunnery Sergeant Tim Shanner
  • Welcome and Introductions: Tammie Torres
  • Valedictorian: Katelyn Estrada
  • Salutatorian: Karen Trejo
  • Student Body President: Angelina Flores
  • Presentation of Class: Principal: Irene Cisneros  |  Senior Class President: Amanda Sena
  • Recessional: Triumphal March, Giuseppe Verdi

Student Recognition

  • Valedictorian: Katelyn Estrada 
  • Salutatorian: Karen Trejo 
  • Selfless Senior: Griselda Montes 
  • President Class of 2021: Amanda Sena 
  • Student Body President: Angelina Flores 
  • Academic Top Ten
    • Katelyn Estrada
    • Karen Trejo
    • Jared Valdez
    • Deion Padilla
    • Celina Mousset
    • Breanna Rivas
    • Sara Chavez
    • Trinity Esparza
    • Alejandra Rocha
    • Naomi Chavarria
  • Band Awards
    • John Phillip Sousa National Band Award: Isaiah Maldonado, Alejandra Rocha
    • Louis Armstrong National Jazz Band Award: Rogelio Medrano
    • National Director’s Award for Band: Yvette Villegas 
  • Department Academic Awards
    • CTE - Culinary: Nyla Garcia, Tyler Vasconselles
    • CTE - Film: Roman Mares, Gilbert Cordova
    • CTE - Teacher Cadet: Ximena Sanchez, Zahid Gaytan
    • ELA: Adriana Guerrero Isaiah Llamas
    • Fine Arts - Visual: Melody Garcia- Art
    • Fine Arts - Performing: Karen Trejo - Choir,  Andres Urioste - Guitar
    • Math: Deion Padilla, Myria King
    • MCNL Spanish Language Arts: Melyssa Villa, Jared Valdez
    • Social Studies: Briana Lopez, Trinity Esparza
    • Science: Felicia Miles, Esmeralda Rivera
    • Athletes of the Year: Christopher Rios, Santii Santiago
    • Exceptional Students: Antonio Lara, Alyssa Antillon
  • Academy Students of the Year
    • Business Academy: Annette Gabaldon
    • DECA: Isaac E. Arreguin
    • Fine Arts Academy: Estevan Chavez - Theater
    • Fine Arts AcademyGabriel Duran - Computer Graphics
    • Law Academy: Yoselin Gallegos, Alyssa Sena
  • Class of 2021 Officers (Silver Sash)
    • President: Amanda Sena
    • Vice-President: Alizea Solano
    • Secretary: Cristian Hernandez
    • Treasurer: Ruby Garcia
    • Sergeant at Arms: Georgina Lopez 
  • Student Body Officers (Gold Sash)
    • President: Angelina Flores
    • Vice-President: Cielo Soto
    • Secretary: Alexis Quinones
    • Treasurer: Alexis Bernal
    • Sergeant at Arms: Victoria Flores
    • NMASC Central District Pres: Cielo Soto
    • NMASC Central District VP: Angelina Flores 
  • Principal's Award
    • Mariah Pope
    • Christopher Rios
    • Isaiah Brooks
    • Alexia Gonzales
    • Cielo Soto
    • Alexis Quinones
    • Chiamaka Okoye 
    • Jaden La Cour-Britton
    • Savannah Anderson
    • Malachi Hernandez-Crawford
    • Santii Santiago
    • Alyssa Sena
    • Jason Zuni

Commencement Candidates 

  • Elizabeth M Abeyta
  • Haley S Aceves##
  • Eddie U Acosta
  • Jesus A Aguilar##
  • Jorge A Aguilar##
  • Bella A Alderete
  • Gael Aleixandre
  • MICHELLE ALMEIDA##
  • Dinodaniel Alquisira
  • Brito Jacob A Altamirano Jr
  • Lizbeth Nayzeth Alvarez##
  • Alana A Anaya
  • Arissa R Anaya
  • KATELYNN R. ANAYA
  • Savannah R Anderson
  • Alyssa Margaret Antillon
  • Adrian Arambula
  • Jayden M Archuleta
  • Maritza Arenivas##>
  • Dayanara Arras
  • Eduardo Arredondo##
  • Isaac E Arreguin
  • Alexandro J Arvizo
  • Ashley Astorga
  • Monique Anna
  • Atencio Casandra A Baca
  • Danielle N Baca+
  • SUMMER A. BARAHONA
  • Yasmine G Bardete##>
  • ANAHI BAYLON*##>
  • Jonathan Baylon Armendariz
  • Jennifer E Becerra
  • Marlene P Becerra Davila
  • Anastacia E Benavidez
  • Cristian J Bencomo
  • Luis Y Bencomo##
  • Alexis Arielle Bernal
  • Moises Betancourt Rodriguez
  • Hunter G Bishop
  • Raquel Blanco
  • Ryan Alexander Blass
  • Christopher Bottijliso
  • Jorge Burciaga##
  • Lexi P Bustillos>
  • Terra S Camacho
  • Elijah M Campos
  • Jocelyn E Cano
  • Jonathan E Carbajal Holguin
  • Samantha Shari Carmona
  • Samantha Carter
  • Jocelyn Casas Originales##
  • Julio A Castellanos
  • Bernadette Castillo
  • Elijah J Castillo
  • Hector O Castillo-Mendoza
  • Joshalyn Catron
  • Adrian Cazares
  • Savanna M Chacon
  • Kenia Chaparro##
  • Santiago J Chapman
  • NAOMI J CHAVARRIA##>
  • Estephanie Paola Chavero
  • Audryann S Chavez##
  • Crestina S. Chavez
  • Elaya Hope Chavez
  • Estevan Elario Chavez
  • Jaime A Chavez
  • Kaylah Chavez
  • SARA MARIA CHAVEZ
  • Valeria Chavez##
  • Samara Chavez Torres
  • Bryan Chavira##
  • Russell Coleman
  • Rafael Contreras Mier
  • Hugo Corchado Alderete
  • Emilio Cordova
  • Gilbert Cordova
  • Alexarae Jordan Cortez+
  • Jaden Cowley
  • Mariana Cruz##
  • Angelina Cruz-Barreras
  • Max Cuaron
  • Diego M De Santiago
  • Cristabel Delgadillo
  • Catherine Diaz##
  • Christina Diaz
  • Blanca Y Dominguez##
  • Hailey S Dominguez
  • Edwin J Duke
  • Alisha F Duran
  • Damaris Duran##
  • Gabriel Duran
  • Marisa F Duran
  • Marris T Ellison
  • Angelina L Elycio
  • Beyonca L Emerson
  • DEISSY ENRIQUEZ
  • Rico J Escudero
  • TRINITY ESPARZA
  • Alexis R Espinosa-Lowman
  • Destiny D Espinoza
  • Martin N Espinoza
  • Luis C Esquer Moreno
  • KATELYN ESTRADA *##+>
  • Yanecxiz M Estrada##
  • Heavyn L Etsitty#
  • Zachary Jim Nez Etsitty
  • Isaac A Fabregas
  • Mariana Fernandez
  • Karissa N Fierro##>
  • Angelina R Flores
  • Jacquelin Flores##
  • Victoria A Flores
  • Jaden P Frias
  • Annette L Gabaldon
  • MARIAN AYLIN GALAVIZ ARREDONDO##*>
  • Isabel Gallardo
  • Darrion R Gallegos
  • YOSELIN GALLEGOS
  • Jocelyn Galvez
  • Alexis Janelle Garcia
  • Alyssa Rose Garcia
  • Diego Rene Garcia
  • Isac T Garcia
  • Joeanna E Garcia
  • Melody S Garcia
  • Nyla Y Garcia
  • Olivia Raine Garcia
  • Dayanara I Garcia Alvizo
  • Ruby Garcia Enriquez##
  • Jaquelin Garcia Sotelo##
  • Cynthia Garibay>
  • Alyssa Garley
  • Courtney S Garner
  • Zahid A Gaytan
  • Alizae Gomez
  • Edwin D Gomez
  • Maximiliano Gomez##
  • Alexia Rose Gonzales
  • Iris M Gonzales
  • Lorenzo R Gonzales
  • Mono Leonas Gonzales
  • Mya Unique Gonzales
  • Anelise Gonzalez
  • Angel Omar Gonzalez##
  • Denise Alexandra Gonzalez##
  • Juvenal J Gonzalez
  • Yasmin A Gonzalez
  • Zayra Y Gonzalez Romero##>
  • Berenice Grado
  • Hannah B Graham
  • Eslinda Elizabeth Granados
  • Yair Granados
  • Jaslin Granillo Camunez
  • Sophia Grave De Peralta
  • Bernardo A Griego
  • Elias Griego
  • Dakota J Groves
  • Mari Elexis Guererro
  • Jahn Carlos Guerra##
  • Jaqueline Guerra##
  • Adriana A Guerrero##
  • Miguel Guerrero
  • ANGELA M GURULE
  • Jasmin Crystal Gurule
  • Alyssa A Gutierrez
  • America Gutierrez>
  • ANA E GUTIERREZ+>
  • Elier Gutierrez
  • Jonathan Gutierrez Jaquez
  • Jose J Guzman
  • Malachi R Hall
  • Dezarae K Haro
  • Vivian Fernanda Haros##
  • Rachel N Heredia
  • Alejandro Hernandez
  • Cristian Hernandez
  • Elvin A Hernandez
  • Ivan A Hernandez
  • Juan Hernandez
  • Danya Michelle Hernandez Arismendiz
  • Maria D Hernandez Luna##
  • Malachi U Hernandez-Crawford
  • Vincent Herrera
  • Raymond D Holguin-Najera
  • Joselin A Huerta Rosas##>
  • De Jean M Hutchinson
  • Javier Ibarra
  • Jesus A Ibarra Alvarado##
  • Genesis Jacquez
  • Ian R James
  • Alexandria J Jaramillo
  • Jocelynn Jaramillo
  • Lauryn Hope Jaramillo
  • Luciano A Jaramillo
  • Cheyanne Jeter
  • Victoria Lynn Jetland
  • Jazmine Edith Jimenez##
  •  Stephanie A Jimenez
  • Yael S Jimenez
  • Mahalia J Johnson
  •  Myria A King
  • Abrianna Teresita Kozel
  • Jaden La Cour-Britton
  • Antonio Lara
  • Jacob Elijah Lara
  • Issac J Lasky
  • Lucy S Laurenzana>
  • Amaya D Leal
  • Yanisel Leal
  • Cesar Ledezma Ramos
  • JOHN DANIEL LENTE
  • Raylynn V Lira Celeste Llaguno##
  • ISAIAH LLAMASA
  • Brianna Danielle Lopez
  •  Savannah N Lopez
  • Yahir O Lopez
  • Georgina Lopez Calderon##
  • Alexis Lovato
  • Delilah L Lovato
  • Francisco A Lovato
  • Jazmine R Lovato
  • Angela A Loya
  • Alexa E Lucero
  • Devanie Lucero
  • Olivia Lucero
  • Jenesis Luna
  • Rodrigo Luna-Zavala
  •  Damian N Maes
  • Isaiah Ty Maes
  • Adrianna B Maestas
  • Desirea L Maestas
  • Michael Maestas
  • Shania A Maez
  • Shardae C Maez
  • Isaiah Magallanes
  • Isaiah E Maldonado
  • Melissa Maldonado##+>
  •  Raquel A Maldonado
  • RAEVYN MARES
  • RICARDO R MARES
  • Alvin Marquez
  • Brayan A Marquez
  • Christina Marquez
  • Jennifer Marquez-Gonzalez##
  • Francisco A Marquez-Rodriguez##
  • Alberto G Martinez
  • Amy Leslie Martinez
  • Bryan D Martinez##
  • Isaiah C Martinez
  • Jackeline Martinez##
  • Jacob Martinez
  • Joslyn M Martinez
  • Lawrence Jacob Martinez
  • Paul M Martinez
  • Steven D Martinez
  • Ambar Sarahi Martinez Rios##
  • Bryan G. Mata##
  • Omar Mauricio
  • Clashae N Means
  • Rogelio Medrano
  • Ana I Menjivar
  • Arturo Meraz
  • Felicia Grace Miles
  • Jasmin N Mir
  • Edgar Em Miramontes
  • David Molina
  • Jose Erik Molina
  • Andres Monge
  • Carlos Alberto Montano Jr
  • Griselda Montes
  • Daniela Montes Ayala##
  • Andres Max Montoya
  • KRISSTELL V. MONTOYA
  • Raquel Montoya
  • Serenity Irene Elizabeth Montoya
  •  Ashley K Moraga
  • Alexis Morales
  • David I Morales
  • Katherine Moreno
  • CELINA MOUSSET+
  • Vincent A.n. Muir
  • Angel Gabriel Munoz##
  • Armando Munoz Jr##
  • Aline Munoz Trevizo##>
  • Amber Briana Navarrete
  • Maria G Navarrete##
  • Christian Aylin Negrete
  • Mata Kayla C Nieto
  • Priscilla Nieto-Romero
  • Yajaira Nunez
  • Chiamaka D OkoyeA+
  •  Gabriel Andres Olivas
  • Alyssa Ortiz
  • Makayla M Otero+
  • Isaiah D Pacheco
  • Angelique E Padilla
  • DEION PADILLA
  • Jorge I Padilla Rosado##
  • Alexandra Palacios##
  • Idania Palacios##
  • Ruben D. Palma
  • Jared D Paredes
  • Jennifer Perea
  • Gabrielle Marie Perez
  • Ixchel H Perez
  • Jonathan Uriel Perez Chavez
  • Yahir Alejandro Perez Chavez
  •  Luis Edel Perez Chavira
  • Briana L Perez Sanchez##
  • Mario D Pimentel
  • Mia M Pina
  • Alan A Pinela-Rodriguez##
  • Amarena C Pino
  • Alexis Prieto
  • Juan D Puentes
  • Jazmine Purcella
  • Sal Quezada
  • Alejandro Rene Quezada-Sotelo
  • Alexis Quinones*+>
  • Alfredo Ramirez
  • Bella Ramirez##
  • Diego Ramirez
  • Timothy Ramirez
  • Alexis G Ramirez-Holguin
  • Juan Angel A Ramos-Rojas
  • Avery Angelina Renfroe
  • Israel Reyes
  • Kimberly Reyes
  • Christopher A Rios
  • BREANNA D RIVAS
  • Samuel A Rivas##
  • Esmeralda A Rivera
  • ALEJANDRA A ROCHA
  • Manuel Isaac Rodarte-Chavez
  •  Angie D Rodriguez##
  • Diego Rodriguez
  • Izabella J Rodriguez
  • Javier A. Rodriguez
  • Jose Juan Rodriguez
  • Leslie Rodriguez##
  • Pablo Ivan Rodriguez
  • Raul Rodriguez
  • Alejandro Rodriguez Lopez
  • Angelica S RojasA
  • Alexis C Romero
  • Derek M Romero
  • Derrick J Romero
  • Joseph Romero
  • Naythan E Romero##
  • Lezzly R Rosales
  • Savanah R Rubidoux
  • Melissa Rubio
  • Dominique A Ruiz
  • Maile M Ruiz
  • Abram G Saavedra
  • Alexa Ivonne Saenz
  • Francisco Rey Saiz
  • Nevaeh A Saiz
  • Ivan R Salas
  • Olga Isabel Salas Lopez
  • Christopher Adrian Salgado
  • Merlinda Salinas##
  • Alana C Sanchez
  • Ameerah J Sanchez
  • Chanelle Anthonae Lily Sanchez
  • Danna P Sanchez
  • Gabrielle Lydia Sanchez
  •  Jaylene S Sanchez
  • Jesse D Sanchez
  • Marcus M Sanchez
  • Santiago M Sanchez
  • Ximena Sanchez
  • Leslie Janet Sanchez/Vargas
  • AVA R. SANDOVAL
  • Santii A Santiago
  • Sarahi Saucedo##
  • Annaly Secundino##
  • Genesis C Segovia
  • Alyssa J Sena+
  • AMANDA J SENA
  • Hector D Serrano
  • Carson D Shoemaker
  •  Amor M Silva
  • Elizabeth Anne Silva
  • Jaiden C Smith
  • Nolan Smith
  • Alizea Solano
  • Anastacia M Solis-Baca
  • KARINA CITLALLI SOLIS- ORTEGA##
  • Luz-Maria Solorzano
  • Alfredo Gael Sotelo Chavira
  • ARIADNA SOTO##
  • Cielo Soto*##>
  • Jayden Spicer
  • Edward A Strader
  • Santana Strayhorn
  • Joseph A Sutherland
  •  Donovan J Taylor
  • Tamra M Taylor
  • Ever Tena
  • Michael A. Tesillo
  • Kiana Thompson
  •  Demetrio Torres
  • Esteban Torres
  • Joseph Xavier Torres
  • Omar Torres Martinez
  • Azul D Torres-Zarazua##
  • KAREN TREJO##
  • Andrea Ulibarri
  • Andres Augustine Urioste
  • David J Utter
  • JARED VALDEZ*##
  • Mateo G Valencia
  • Destiny Valenzuela
  • Jenifer Valenzuela
  • Gael Valles-Mares
  • Devin Varela+
  • Izacc R Varela
  • Tyler M Vasconselles
  •  Gerardo F Vasquez
  • Bryan Vega
  • Diego A Vega Frias##
  • James Robert Velasquez
  • Aracely Haide Vera-Ramirez
  •  Arianna M Vigil
  • Melyssa S Villa##>
  • Diego Villalobos##
  • Josiah J Villaverde
  • Yvette C Villegas
  • Aaliyah Watchman
  • Serenity D Watkins"
  • Alexia Watson-Gallegos
  •  Amalia Denise Wilson
  • Zoe Marie Wilson
  • Monique A Winnikoff+
  • Andres J Wright
  • Desiree Yapor
  • Ariadna Zubia
  • Jason A Zuni

Key to Symbols

Explanation of Symbols next to Graduate's Name
SymbolRecognition
ALL CAPS BOLD 4 Year Honor Roll
+ National Honor Society
* Spanish National Honor Society
^ Black Student Alliance
> MeCHa
## Bilingual Seal 
# Native American Bilingual Seal

 

 

Attending the Ceremony

  • Graduates will be limited to four (4) guests each*
  • Each guest will be required to have an admission wristband to enter the Nusenda Community Stadium or Albuquerque Civic Plaza (admission wristbands will be distributed to graduating seniors by each graduate's school)
  • Masks or cloth-face coverings are required by all attending or participating in the ceremony.

*If Bernillo County moves back into Yellow Level Restrictions, Graduates will be limited to two (2) guests each.

Viewing Alternatives 

Those unable to attend ceremonies will be provided with viewing options.  Ceremonies will be live-streamed along with being recorded and posted to the district's graduation webpage for future viewing.  Information for accessing live stream ceremonies and recordings of ceremonies is available on the district's graduation webpage.