'Together they are stronger'

Sangre de Cristo High School graduates stand ready to face their future during their May 25th commencement exercises. The school celebrated 12 graduates this year whose future plans range from electrical engineering to forensic detective work. Their combined total of scholarships and grant offers was $631,456. A recurring theme throughout the evening was “stronger together,” something this class has proven through its diverse yet unified composition. Likening the class members to an alloy, keynote speaker Meadow Reynolds said, “Together they are stronger.” Reynolds and Wayne Thomas gave final messages to the students on Friday night.

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Illustrating how the students supported each other, Valedictorian Rebecca Peregrino, left, and Salutatorian Stormy Chambers, right, gave their speeches in tandem Friday night during Sangre de Cristo’s graduation ceremony. As have many of their classmates, the two top students had overcome challenges to attain this moment. “We know wherever we go from here, we are going to be OK,” they said.

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Sangre de Cristo Class of 2018 Class President Patrick Mortensen welcomes family, guests, students and faculty to the Friday night ceremonies.


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