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Graduation Ceremony Video

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Graduation Details

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albuquerque Civic Plaza
  • Class Motto: “Goodbye, everyone - I’ll remember you all in therapy.”- Plankton
  • Class Flower: Sunflower

Commencement Program

  • Processional: “Pomp and Circumstance”
  • Welcome and Introduction: David Lynch - Principal, nex+Gen Academy
  • Pledge of Allegiance: David Lynch and Ashton Brace
  • Graduate Address: David Lynch - Principal, nex+Gen Academy
  • Valedictorian Address: Gonny Nir
    • Introduced by Ryil Adamson
  • Salutatorian Addresses: Mari Gray, Callum Tobias, Amber Paul
    • Introduced by Amy Reece
  • Presentation of the Class of 2021: David Lynch - Principal, nex+Gen Academy
    • Readers: Amy Reece, Laura White, Ryil Adamson, Michael Steele, Cat Reece
  • Closing: David Lynch - Principal, nex+Gen Academy
  • Recessional: ”Time to Say Goodbye”


Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education and Superintendent

  • Superintendent Scott Elder
  • President Dr. David E. Peercy
  • Vice President Lorenzo L. Garcia
  • Secretary Yolanda Montoya-Cordova
  • Peggy Muller-Aragón
  • Barbara Petersen
  • Candelaria Patterson
  • Elizabeth Armijo

Albuquerque Public Schools Leadership Team

  • Tami Coleman
  • Dr. Gabriella Blakey
  • Gene Saavedra
  • Dr. Antonio Gonzales
  • Amanda DeBell
  • Stephanie Fascitelli
  • Yvonne Garcia
  • Dr. Richard Bowman
  • Todd Torgerson
  • Brenda Yager
  • Monica Armenta
  • Troy Hughes
  • Lucinda Sánchez
  • Dr. Madelyn Serna Mármol

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.