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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Prescott Graduates 13 Seniors


Graduates are looking happily to the future

PRESCOTT – Thirteen Prescott High School seniors were all smiles as they walked the aisle to collect their diplomas at the 2017 commencement ceremony held in Stueckle Gymnasium on Sat., June 10. The smiles were fitting for a class who chose the Dr. Suess quote, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened,” as their motto.

Christian Caro led the flag salute, followed by Superintendent Brett Cox who introduced the class and welcomed the audience.

Tiffany Robinson gave the salutatory address in which she reflected on her eight years attending school in Prescott. Robinson is the daughter of Linda and Andrew Bradshaw and holds a GPA of 3.2. Robinson spoke appreciation for the teachers that were hard on her when they knew she could do better and shared about how the death of her grandparents spurred her to work harder in school.

“The very last thing I have left is to walk off this stage and say that, ‘I did it!’ and know that I did it for me and that I made my very first step in the direction that I’m looking for. I have the determination.

“I needed to do better so I tried harder and it has paid off. This just proves that anything is possible but you have to want it or it doesn’t ever happen. I’ve learned that, and it showed me a lot,” Robinson said.

Eduardo Perez followed with the valedictory address. Perez is the son of Monique and Juan Perez and graduates with a GPA of 3.74.

Mr. Mark Grimm and Mrs. Carina Stillman were chosen as commencement speakers for the Class of 2017. Maribel Martinez and Elizabeth Perez led in the recognition of parents and Freda Price and Jeff Foertsch presented scholarships.

The fifth annual Jack Smiley Memorial Scholarship award, in the amount of $1,000 – awarded to the senior who has shown the most involvement in Prescott High School – went to Maribel Mendoza. Her name will be added to the wooden memorial plaque that hangs in the Prescott gymnasium.

School board chairman Mrs. Karen Tonne presented the diplomas and Principal Dr. Jodi Thew presented the new graduates. The class exited the gym to strains of “The Show Goes On,” by Lupe Fiasco.

Graduating members of the class of 2017 include: Michelle Cardenas Pulgarin, Christian Alexyz Caro, Tyler Jacob Fedderson, Francisco Ivan Figueroa, Alejandra Elizabeth Flores Moreno, Cirilo Josafath Gamez Marin, Oscar Humberto Garcia Lopez, Maribel Martinez Mendoza*, Eduardo Andres Perez, Elizabeth Perez Gonzalez*, Andre Brandon Potts*, Tiffany Jean Robinson*, and Anthony Jovany Rubio. (* denotes National Honor Society Members).


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