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Albuquerque Public Schools Graduation 2021

Graduation Ceremony Video

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”

Graduating Class of 2021

  • Marc Alarcon
  • Lori Alba
  • Paul Alba
  • Patrick Archibald
  • Karter Bahrman*
  • Damien Barela
  • Alvin Birmingham-Monroe
  • Alaura Blizzard*
  • Ashton Brace
  • Cheyen Bustos
  • Brandon C De Baca
  • Isaac Cordova
  • Tristan Cruickshank*
  • Shayli Cunningham
  • Ethan Garcia
  • Alessandra Dixon*
  • Brendan Doyle
  • Elijah Duran
  • Christoffer Elsaesser
  • Alexandria Estrada*
  • Robert Farner
  • Cutter Florini
  • Elliott Fox
  • Violet Frazier*
  • Renata Gonzales
  • Johnnie Goodrich
  • Maika Gray
  • Mari Gray*◊
  • Andrea Guillen
  • Sam Gusta
  • Ilyssa Gutierrez
  • Zephan Heisch
  • Joselin Hernandez
  • Hank Hidalgo
  • Patrick Hyatt
  • Tristan Jiron*
  • Liam Johnson
  • Majeste Lapira*
  • Shyanna Mamerow
  • Madelynn Mccullough*
  • Andres Melendez
  • Laile Meraz-Parr
  • Nicholas Mittas*
  • Mariana Montoya
  • Isabelle Mullan
  • Thomas Nayder
  • Huy Nguyen
  • Gonny Nir*◊◊
  • Luke O'Donnell
  • Amber Paul*◊
  • Elliot Pending
  • Parker Pike
  • Orli Resnik
  • Gabriel Rodriguez*
  • Elizabeth Richardson
  • Dominic Romero
  • Bella Romero
  • Lorenzo Sanchez
  • Della Sedillo
  • Samara Sena
  • Ethan Sombrero
  • Libby Thoma
  • Callum Tobias*◊
  • Emalei Vaught
  • Grant Wellborn
  • Blake Wilson*
  • Paislee Witt
  • Noah Woltz

Key to Symbols

Gold Tassels signify top ten GPA

Explanation of Symbols next to Graduate's Name
SymbolRecognition
* Graduating with the Seal of Distinction wearing Crimson & Silver cords
◊◊ Valedictorian
Salutatorian

Acknowledgments

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 m
  • 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.