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Albuquerque Public Schools Graduation 2021

You have been assigned this mountain so that you can show others it can be moved.” - Mel Robbins

Graduation Ceremony Video

Graduation Details

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Return here at the time and date of the ceremony to watch the live stream

Commencement Program

  • Processional: Graduating Class Of 2021
  • Master of Ceremonies: Pamela Rhodes, Counselor
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Edward Lucero - English, Perla Villalobos - Spanish
  • Introduction of Guest Dignitaries: Pamela Rhodes
    • Yolanda Montoya-Cordova - Board of Education
    • Francesca VerPloegh - APS Senior Director of Innovation
  • Introduction of Staff: Pamela Rhodes 
  • Opening Remarks: Lori West-Romero - Principal
  • Presentation of Graduating Class: Lori West-Romero 
  • Presentation of Diplomas: Pamela Rhodes; SoW Teachers
    • Ms. Marissa Bailey
    • Mrs. Marie Cahill
    • Ms. April Chavez
    • Mr. Kevin Kubica
    • Mr. James Ralls
    • Ms. Starla Vernon
  • Closing Remarks: Lori West-Romero
  • Recessional: Graduating Class of 2021

Graduating Class of 2021

  • Ms. Marissa Bailey - Perla Villalobos
  • Ms. Marie Cahill - Edward Lucero
  • Ms.  April Chavez - Maria De Lourdes Balderas Rendon
  • Mr. Kevin Kubica - Gabriela Crespin, Alain Hielo Erivez (not present), Aaron Garcia
  • Mr. James Ralls - Ryan Torrez
  • Mrs. Starla Vernon - Estrella Martinez-Chavez

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.