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Freedom High School

Albuquerque Public Schools Graduation 2021

Graduation Ceremony Video

Graduation Details

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Commencement Program

  • Welcome: Esther Keeton
  • National Anthem 
  • Introduction of Guests
  • Board of Education Members: Barbara Peterson and Peggy Muller-Aragon
  • APS Leadership Team: Dr. Madelyn Serna-Marmol - Associate Superintendent Equity, Instruction, Innovation, and Support
  • Guest Speaker Video: Mike Tinker
  • Class of 2021: Mychele Cordero

Graduating Class of 2021

May 2021 Graduates (In order of presentation)

  • Beyoncé Aguilar 
  • Kai Esenbraun
  • Vanessa Garcia
  • Breana Gutierrez
  • Gavin Hilts
  • Anthony Rohan
  • Kateri Shendo
  • Jose Torres
  • Selena Torres
  • Francisco Trevinio

Summer 2021 Graduate Candidates

  • Richard Aragon
  • Miguel Cabral
  • Joyeclyn Maestas
  • Olivia Raphael
  • Lana Sanchez
  • Jordan Smith
  • Ruben Torres
  • Jackson Whitmore
  • Alyssia Yazzie

APS Teachers and Staff 

  • APS Superintendent: Scott Elder
  • Freedom High School Principal: Ester Keeton
  • Freedom High School Faculty and Staff
    • Mychele Cordero
    • Laura Harger-Ashley Leatherman
    • Joan Leyba
    • Tina Luc
    • Ruth Golar
    • Patricia Gonzales
    • Myles Kloer
    • Deidre Mallon
    • Sylvia Martin
    • Freddie Misquez
    • Cole Monical
    • Anita Montano
    • Larry Montoya
    • Anne Raymond
    • Diane Russell
    • Marce Sanders
    • Seth Shapiro
    • Amanda Shaw
    • Manual Solano
    • Sally Wehling
    • Therese Wright



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.