On May 18, 2012 Lourdes Catholic High School (LCHS) celebrated the graduation of the senior class of 2012; in which all the students received their High School diploma. Juan Pablo Guzman, Santa Cruz County Clerk of the Superior Court, was the key note speaker, during the speech. He encouraged the students to continue their higher education, in order to be able to succeed in life. Mr. Guzman, mentioned that for him, Lourdes Catholic School was a key factor in his success and that this was due to the great education that he received in this institution. During his speech, he specifically thanked Sister Luisa Maria for her great leadership skills and guidance while he attended LCHS. Finally, he noted that he felt at home every time that he had the opportunity to return to his school.
As the LCHS motto states, the graduating class of 2012 proved to be a class beyond the ordinary. The college preparatory program that LCHS offers, provided every single student with the necessary motivation and preparation for education success. Therefore, one hundred percent of the students graduated and they will all continue their education at the college level. Also, all of the students received college credits while attending the LCHS. Some of the students even graduated with up to 24 college credits since this school has a program called College Now. This program gives the students the great opportunity to graduate with college credits, saving in the long run thousands of dollars to the parents. This was the 22nd graduated class and the students received a total of $694,000.00 in scholarship funds.
These are the names of the students that graduated from LCHS and the colleges to which have been accepted and will be attending:
Mayra Almada,University of Arizona (UA) ; Humberto Avila, UVM Zapopan, Mexico; Jennifer Carpio, U.S. Navy; Paola Castro, Pima Community College (PCC); Andrea Coronado, accepted at University of San Diego, UDEM, Tecnologico de Monterrey and UVM Hermosillo, Mexico (undecided); Pablo Dabdoub, UA; Ulises Fuentes, Northern Arizona University (NAU); Deborah Garavito, UA; Brandon Huerta, PCC; Marcos Lopez, PCC; Ayla Martinez, NAU; Carlos Miramontes, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico; Jonathan Navarro, NAU; Lizette Pacheco, Ross University; David Rodriguez, NAU; Carolina Romero, Catholic University of America; Alan Ruelas, was accepted at Universidad de Sonora and UVM Hermosillo, Mexico (undecided); Alejandra Silva, University of San Diego; Cristopher Valenzuela, PCC; Lorena Valenzuela, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico;Alan Valle, Instituto Tecnologico de Nogales; Aimee Woolfolk, PCC
As you can see, the students received a bilingual/bicultural education that enables them to apply and attend Universities in Mexico and the United States.