Commencement is the culmination of the efforts by students who have endured 13 years of education before they begin their collegiate, work, military or other careers.
For the Los Fresnos High School Class of 2021, that highlight comes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Leo Aguilar Memorial Stadium at Commencement. There are 840 candidates for graduation.
Because of the pandemic, there are social distancing limitations for students on the field and the parents in the bleachers. Students will be spaced three feet apart on the stadium turf. Students were issued five tickets each to distribute to their families and friends.
For those graduates who still have not obtained their tickets, they may be obtained through Etix, the same company that sells Falcon football tickets, at the following link. The five tickets will be on the same row.
Graduates have been notified that they will be seated closest to the home side or visitor side so that their parents will receive tickets on their side for better viewing. The gates will open at 6 p.m.
The graduates will line up in procession on the north end of the track at the stadium. The procession will march down the track on each side toward the south end zone. The stage will be situated in the south end zone in front of the video board.
The top 10 academic students will have speaking roles during the ceremony. In the order of the ceremony, students and their speaking parts are:
- Pledge of Allegiance to U.S. and Texas flags: Matthew Senteno
- Welcome: Isabela Martinez Banda
- Presentation of Platform Guests: Itzel Cruz Alcsraz
- Reflections: Kiara Garcia
- Challenge: Josue Jorge Atkinson
- Rise – Class Poem: Marvin Prazelini
- Aspirations: Javier Barron
- Appreciation: Mia Rodriguez
- Farewell: Daviana Zamora
- Alma Mater: Daniela Martinez Banda