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Class of 2020 Graduating Students, Peñasco High School
Class of 2020: Peñasco

Peñasco valedictorian has her sights on veterinary school

Academics, athletics, animals: Peñasco High School senior Ariana MacAuley has them all covered – in spades.
Julianna Sandoval Class of 2020 Salutatorian: ready and poised for success
Class of 2020: Questa High School

Julianna Sandoval Class of 2020 Salutatorian: ready and poised for success

Julianna Sandoval Class of 2020 Salutatorian: ready and poised for success
Isabelle Rael prioritizes family, community service and excellence
Class of 2020: Questa

Questa valedictorian pushes her limits to accomplishment

Isabelle Rael prioritizes family, community service and excellence
Vista Grande graduate Felix Archuleta collects his diploma Friday   (May 22) during Vista Grande's drive-by graduation.
CLASS OF 2020: Vista Grande

VGHS: ‘Getting my diploma handed to me through a screen makes me sad’

With 16 graduates this year, Vista Grande High School, at 213 Paseo del Cañón East in Taos, was holding out for a real-life graduation until the governor’s recent cautious mandates (May 15) about continuing social distancing. Instead the school hosted a drive-by graduation Friday (May 22) at the school.
Taos Academy hopes for live ceremony in June
CLASS OF 2020: Taos Academy

Taos Academy hopes for live ceremony in June

With 16 graduates this year, Vista Grande High School, at 213 Paseo del Cañón East in Taos, was holding out for a real-life graduation until the governor’s recent cautious mandates (May 15) about continuing social distancing. Instead the school hosted a drive-by graduation Friday (May 22) at the school.
Hannah Credeur, right, helps her step-sister and Moreno Valley graduate Alexandria Serrano decorate her vehicle Saturday (May 16) in preparation for the Moreno Valley High School Seniors Parade in Angel Fire.
Class of 2020: Moreno Valley

Photo Gallery: Moreno Valley High School

Class of 2020: Moreno Valley Photo Gallery
Taos High History Teacher Dr. Toni Wright cheers on graduates Friday (May 22) during Taos High School’s curbside diploma pickup.
Class of 2020: Taos

Photo Gallery: Taos High School

Class of 2020: Taos High School Photo Gallery
Patrick L. Valdez, Ph.D., Chancellor, UNM-Taos
Class of 2020: UNM Taos

Message from the Chancellor

Congratulations to the UNM-Taos 2020 graduates! You did it! You completed your spring semester courses under unconventional circumstances, and you fulfilled the requirements needed to earn your certificate or diploma from the University of New Mexico-Taos.
Randi Archuleta, Ph.D., dean of instruction, UNM-Taos
Class of 2020: UNM Taos

Message from the Dean of Instruction

Congratulations to the UNM-Taos 2020 graduates! You did it! You completed your spring semester courses under unconventional circumstances, and you fulfilled the requirements needed to earn your certificate or diploma from the University of New Mexico-Taos.
UNM Letter from Julia Shang, Student Government Association President
Class of 2020: UNM Taos

UNM Letter from Julia Shang, Student Government Association President

UNM Letter from Julia Shang, Student Government Association President
Jeffrey Oxford, a first-rate student and a student of firsts
Class of 2020: UNM Taos

Jeffrey Oxford, a first-rate student and a student of firsts

Student Jeffrey Oxford (general studies) experienced many firsts during his time at University of New Mexico-Taos. He is a first-generation student — the first one in his family to graduate with a college degree. Canadian by birth, Oxford was also the first international student to begin and complete his degree at UNM-Taos.
The history of the nursing pinning ceremony harkens back to the 12th century when the Knights Hospitaliers, who cared for sick and injured crusaders, wore a large Maltese cross to identify them as care providers.
Class of 2020: UNM Taos

Nursing program pins 12 students

The history of the nursing pinning ceremony harkens back to the 12th century when the Knights Hospitaliers, who cared for sick and injured crusaders, wore a large Maltese cross to identify them as care providers.
District 5-2A MVP — in both volleyball and basketball. First Team All-State — in both sports, that is. And make that three years in  a row for basketball. 
Class of 2020: All Stars

Female Athlete of the Year: Carly Gonzales

District 5-2A MVP — in both volleyball and basketball. First Team All-State — in both sports, that is. And make that three years in a row for basketball. 
Male Athlete of the Year: Noah Armijo
Class of 2020: All Stars

Male Athlete of the Year: Noah Armijo

Noah Armijo, a senior at Taos High School, and the Taos News’ Male Athlete of the Year, has been handling the pandemic like a lot of other sports fans across the globe — by watching “The Last Dance.” 
Taos County All Stars
Class of 2020: All Stars

The Taos County All Stars

The Taos County All Stars

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