Sixty students were honored by the community June 1, as the 112th commencement exercises for Needles High School packed the stands of Branigan Field.
Knocking down nearly $2 million in scholarship commitments over four years, including several very lucrative bonuses for joining the U.S. Armed Forces, were 49 regular graduates, 10 with the educational training center and one from the district’s community day school. Of the 60, an even two dozen were honor students with 13 named California Scholarship Federation Life Members.
Dillon Darrow, Ezrah Ponce and Regan Paget gave valedictory addresses. Principal Amy Avila asked veterans and active duty military to stand and be recognized before giving her customary address. Paget presented the class gift, a giant wall-mounted American flag.
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