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April 18, 2024

SBHS holds first Adult Education graduation in recent memory

Courtesy of San Benito High School:

San Benito High School held its first Adult Education graduation ceremony in recent memory on Thursday, May 30 in the school library, recognizing adults who have worked throughout the year to complete their high school diploma credits.

Thirteen students participated in the ceremony, out of 31 students who earned their diploma in 2018 and 2019. SBHS Director of Educational Services Elaine Klauer offered opening remarks and graduate Salvador Vaca spoke about the pride he felt completing his diploma requirements and setting an example for his children.

SBHS Trustee John Corrigan, ELL Instructional Assistant Rafaela Espinoza and teacher Liz Pulcheon presented diplomas to the graduates, who were warmly cheered on by family and friends in the audience.

The Adult Education Program begins the first Tuesday and Thursday after Labor Day each year, offering adults looking to complete their high school diploma credits an opportunity to earn up to 90 high school credits in various content areas, including English, Math, Social Science and elective courses.

For more information about the program, contact Sharon Finley at 831-637-5831, ext. 168.

This year’s graduates were: (2018) Juan Pablo Barroso Bribiescas, Alberto Colmenero, Leticia Flores, Sabrina Ippolito, and Neal Velez. (2019) Gregory Arispe, Lucia Armenta Ortega, Quixcia Hernandez Guzman, Flor Xiomara Orozco, Melanie Thomas, Salvador Vaca Jr., Michael Valderrama, and Nina Velez.