The event, held at Baldwin Park High School’s Ted K. Gorrell Stadium, featured nine graduates who were named scholarship winners.
The California Council for Adult Education granted seven scholarships to the following recipients: salutatorian Isaac Araiza, Brenda Harvey, Wendy Lopez, Miguel Mata, Silvia Monreal, Israel Caleb Moya and valedictorian Mark Alexander Nuñez. Monreal also earned a scholarship from the Classified School Employee Association.
The Adult and Community Education Teachers Association of Baldwin Park awarded scholarships to Miguel Aguilar and Brenda Harvey. Lezli Daniela Cardenas Arizpe was awarded the Robert H. and Ria Benbow Scholarship.
Valedictorian Nuñez, a Student Leadership Committee member, earned a $500 scholarship from the Baldwin Park Organization of Supervisors and Administrators.
Graduates donned robes that reflected the many programs offered at BPACE: purple for high school diplomas, white for high school equivalency and yellow for career tech training.
“I am honored to be your salutatorian – I’m always searching to improve myself as well as moving forward without fear,” said salutatorian Araiza, who received his high school diploma. “Through my experiences, I learned that I can do anything that I put my mind to.”
BPACE_1: Graduates in Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education’s high school equivalency program – clad in white – celebrate their commencement ceremony on May 23 at Baldwin Park High School.
BPACE_2: Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education (BPACE) Class of 2019 received career technical education certificates, diplomas and high school equivalency certificates at the BPACE Graduation Ceremony on May 23.