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New Futures School

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

Graduation Ceremony Video


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Graduation Details

Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albuquerque Civic Plaza
  • Class Motto“We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gide
  • Class Song: Best Day of My Life - American Authors
  • Class Flower: Lily

Commencement Program

  • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Sienna Santiago - New Futures Graduate (English)
    • Celeste Escoto - New Futures Teacher (Spanish)
  • Welcome: Michelle Martinez - New Futures School Principal
  • Honored Guests
    • Dr. Antonio Gonzales - Associate Superintendent, Leadership and Learning Zone 2
    • Barbara Petersen - APS Board of Education
    • Scott Elder - Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent
  • Introduction of Senior Speakers: Cristin Calhoun - Dean of Students
    • Faith Tice
    • Baylee Thach
    • Myron Dechilly
    • Francesca Miles
  • Recognition of New Futures Honors Recipients: Tristan Chavez - Teacher Leader Facilitator
    • Ashlee Ferraro
    • Francesca Miles
    • Anajanette Pena
    • Aaliyah Taylor
  • Certification of Diplomas: Barbara Petersen - APS Board of Education
  • Presentation of Diplomas
    • Michelle Martinez - New Futures School Principal
    • Dr. Antonio Gonzales - Associate Superintendent, Leadership and Learning Zone 2
    • Barbara Petersen - APS Board of Education
    • Scott Elder - Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent