A packed house of relatives and other well-wishers crammed into the DAG All Sports complex on Friday night, May 24, to honor the 108 graduating senior class.
Entering the arena with the traditional Prompt and Circumstance the graduates settled in to listen to the speeches from five highest ranking students.
Class President Ailin Ortega gave the Invocation. She was followed by speeches from Nadia De La Rosa, Regina Anaya, Morgan Johnson, Salutatorian Kenzi Stephens, and Valedictorian Kaitlin Stephens.
School Superintendent Gary Davis along with high school principal Rick Martinez then presented the class.
High School assistant principal Beau Rains along with high school counselors Melisa Dorsett and Kim Dierschke assisted with the presentations of the diplomas.
Handing out diplomas were school board members Russell Dial, Danny Escalante, and Cody Williams. They were joined by former board members Davela Parker, Joey Rodgers, Steve Slentz, and Charlie Wagner.
After becoming the latest graduates, the seniors led the audience in the singing in “Hail Denver City”.
Class member Eduardo Alonso Quintana then led the benediction followed by the traditional throwing of the hats and the class song “I Lived” by One Republic.
The Class Flower was the White Rose, the Class Colors was Red and White, and the Class Song was “I Lived” by One Republic. The Class Moto was “Together, we have experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain.”
A special recognition was given to deceased class members Fabien Miguel Mendoza and Alyssa Alhely Vaquera.
Good luck to this group of young Denver City graduates as they embark on the next stage of their lives.