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Graduation Ceremony Video

Graduation Details

Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Nusenda Community Stadium
  • Flower: White Rose
  • Motto: "We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou
  • Song: "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" by Panic At The Disco

Commencement Program

  • Master of Ceremonies: Joseph Cordova - Director of Activities
  • Processional: "Pomp and Circumstance," Edward Elgar. Performed by the APS Band and Orchestra Students
  • Presentation of Colors & National Anthem: WMHS NJROTC, under the direction of Senior Chief Nicholson
  • Introduction of Honored Guests: Joseph Cordova - Director of Activities
  • Commencement Address: Mark Garcia - Principal
  • Introduction of Commencement Speakers: Joseph Cordova - Director of Activities
  • Commencement Address: Desirae Montaño - Salutatorian, Class of 2021 
  • Commencement Address: Xavier Sanchez - Valedictorian, Class of 2021 
  • Presentation of Graduating Class: Mark Garcia - Principal
  • Presentation of Graduates: Candelaria Patterson
  • Presentation of Diplomas: Juan Aragon & Rebecca Knowles - West Mesa Teachers
  • Closing: Natalia Hernandez - Senior Class President
  • Recessional: Graduate Reccessional