22 hard-working and persevering Summer School scholars accepted the fruits of their efforts in the form of a high school diploma. The commencement ceremony at Paragon Learning Center saw diplomas conferred on those seniors from the District’s 5 high schools who during June and July completed the credits needed to graduate.
Through his 2,100-square-foot and state-of-the-art Perfect World studio facility in the Historic Union Avenue District, Mr. Lucero continues his run as a shining star in the ever-changing music industry. Mr. Lucero passionately imparts his decades of experience to both the next generation of music makers as well as those seasoned professionals who demand the high caliber of excellence he is known for.
Coinciding with his retirement after 36 years of service as a teacher, coach and administrator – the past decade-plus as Athletic Director – Rick Macias was bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a timely and fitting reward for a man who dedicated his life to the growth of young men and women in the athletic competition arena.
Cheryl Farrer, who teaches Advanced Placement Chemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Earth Science at Centennial High School, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Mel Harmon Chapter #128 of the Air Force Association. As the Air Force Association promotes STEM education as a key to a stronger and more secure country, local chapters annually honor a teacher who exemplifies the best in Science-based instruction.