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Valley High School

Albuquerque Public Schools Graduation 2021

Graduation Ceremony Video

Graduation Details

Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Nusenda Community Stadium
  • Class Motto: ‘21 and DONE
  • Class Song: “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
  • Class Flower: Yellow Rose
  • Class Donut: Chocolate Glazed with Sprinkles

Commencement Program

  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Patricia Rivera
  • Processional: “Pomp and Circumstance” By Edwin Elger, “Star-Spangled Banner” By Francis Scott Key
  • Introduction of Guests
    • Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education
    • APS Leadership Team
    • Valley High School Principal - Anthony Griego
    • Valley High School Assistant Principals
      • 12th Grade - M. Tess Sanchez
      • 10th & 11th Grade - Terry Dahl
      • Engineering the Future - Ron Worley
      • Special Education Program - Nicole Slayton
    • Valley High School Counselors’
    • Valley High School Faculty Escorts
  • Opening Remarks: Anthony Griego - Principal 
  • Introduction of Valedictorian and Salutatorian: M Tess Sanchez
    • Salutatorian Speech
    • Valedictorian Speech
  • Presentation of Graduates: Anthony Griego - Principal 
  • Introduction of Graduates: Serri Grube
  • Switching of Tassels: Senior Class Officers
  • Recessional: “Triumphal March” By Giuseppe Verdi

"This has been such a tough time for everyone, so give yourself room to feel the full range of your feelings (mad, sad, relief, confusion, grief). Know there is no “right” way of coping with current situation so do the best you can and trust that. Focus on what you HAVE vs. what you don’t and focus on the what you KNOW vs. what you don’t to help manage things when they feel overwhelming. You will help lead us into a new normal and we will all learn and adapt together.

We got this! Stay Positive.

Best of Luck in your adventures,"

— Mr. Griego

Graduating Class of 2021

  • Acosta Alizabeth
  • Acosta Madison
  • Aguero Chavira Israel
  • Aguinaga Miguel
  • Altamirano Alysia
  • Aranda Fabian
  • Archuleta Jeremiah
  • Aries Joshua
  • Aubert Kalina
  • Avila Ethan
  • Baca Christopher
  • Baca Isaiah
  • Baca Kateri
  • Baca Sierra
  • Baca Timothy
  • Barela Christopher
  • Barela Julian
  • Baros Joshua
  • Barraza Arely
  • Barron Priscilla
  • Barton Natalia
  • Borrego Adrian
  • Bran Sidney
  • Brooks Ill Oliver
  • Buckles Jonas
  • Butler Shelby
  • C De Baca Jadian
  • Calderon Saavanah
  • Carrasco Makayla
  • Castillo Natalia
  • Centeno Itzel
  • Chau Vy
  • Chavez Amor
  • Chavez Ashlynn
  • Chavez Christjen
  • Chavez Derick
  • Chavez Hope
  • Chavez Isaac
  • Chavez Isabella
  • Chavez Makayla
  • Chavez Pinales Natalia
  • Clark Ethan
  • Conroy Charli
  • Cordova Jose
  • Corral Jimena
  • Crespin Delesia
  • Daniel-Peterson Alyssa
  • Davila Varela Caren
  • Debassige Mykala
  • Dehart Julian
  • Delgado Isaiah
  • Dewitt-Cisneros Matthew
  • Dominguez Orlando
  • Duneman Samantha
  • Duron Aidan
  • Easton Elijah
  • Esparza Irving
  • Estrada Jesus
  • Flores Rivas Wendy
  • Franks Kendall
  • Gallegos-Mendez Claudia
  • Garcia Brianna
  • Garcia Gabriella
  • Garcia Miranda
  • Garcia Orlando
  • Garcia Paris
  • Garcia Santiago
  • Garcia Yesenia
  • Garcia Zarei
  • Gold Alysa
  • Gonzales Anthony
  • Gonzales Isaac
  • Gonzales Joseph
  • Gonzalez Gina
  • Gonzalez Joshua
  • Gonzalez Paula Brianna
  • Green Jasie
  • Griego Joshua
  • Guillen Lorleen
  • Gurule Mckayla
  • Gutierrez Leilani
  • Hernandez Alan
  • Hernandez Alana
  • Hernandez Gabriel
  • Herrera Joshua
  • Jaramillo Feliciana
  • Jaramillo Hunter
  • Jaramillo Vanessa
  • Johnson Hunter
  • Juarez Kirkpatrick Kilan
  • Keyohara Judah
  • Kuhn Kayla
  • Ledoux Juan
  • Leonard Connor
  • Leyba Luke
  • Leyva Martha
  • Lopez Aidee
  • Lopez Andrew
  • Lopez Gregory
  • Lopez Kimberly
  • Lopez Marisol
  • Lopez Paulette
  • Lucero Cailee
  • Lucero Erin
  • Lucero Jacob
  • Lucero John
  • Maes Alicia
  • Marquez Kendal
  • Martinez Bryan
  • Martinez Caden
  • Martinez Izaiah
  • Martinez Jose
  • Martinez Santiago
  • Means James
  • Medrano Anjelica
  • Meyer Megan
  • Miller Skyler
  • Molinar Jesus
  • Monroe Georg
  • Montoya Adara
  • Morales Chyla
  • Morales Vanessa
  • Mosby Domonic
  • Moseley Jarrod
  • Munoz Angel
  • Munoz Ruben
  • Muriel Alyana
  • Murphy Jesse
  • Mwenalongue Wilondja
  • Myers Natalie
  • Naranjo Tea
  • Neri Soto Carlos
  • Newman Marivelle
  • Nez Cheyenne
  • Olguin Megan
  • Padilla Mazzarae
  • Paloma Dante
  • Paquin Izabella
  • Penn Patrick
  • Peralta Miquela
  • Perez Aaron
  • Prudencio Isabella
  • Ramazzini Antonio
  • Ramirez Esai
  • Ramirez Xavier
  • Reed Madison
  • Rios Cesar
  • Rodriguez Ellissya
  • Romero Alyssa
  • Romero Anjelia
  • Romero Elena
  • Romero Santiago
  • Romero Vanessa
  • Rosa Trinity
  • Roybal Gillian
  • Rubio Brenda
  • Rubio Hernandez Angel Gabriel
  • Ruiz Jazzmine
  • Sanchez Carlos
  • Sanchez Haley
  • Sanchez Josue
  • Sanchez Sarah
  • Sandoval-Maez Tiyanna
  • Santistevan Mateo
  • Sapiens Abner
  • Sedillo Ashley
  • Serrano Johnna
  • Silva Carlos
  • Silva Gracie
  • Silva Nicholas
  • Sisneros Gabrielle
  • Sisneros Lazarine
  • Smith Lindsey
  • Soliz Santiago
  • Solomon Alexis
  • Tafoya Alejandro
  • Tapia Damian
  • Tapia Derek
  • Toledo Jonathanlee
  • Torres Daniela
  • Torres Ian
  • Torres Samantha
  • Torres Ledezma Alondra
  • Trujillo Alyssa
  • Trujillo Dominic
  • Trujillo Sebastian
  • Urrutia Paulina
  • Varoz Grace
  • Vasquez Adrianna
  • Vega Rosa
  • Velasquez Jeramiah
  • Vigil Mariah
  • Vigil Millicent
  • Villalobos Jimenez Alan
  • Villanueva Krystal
  • Warrick Alyson
  • Weare Taylor
  • Wilkening Audrey
  • Wright Austin

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.