Devine Learning Center hosted the Spring 2021 Graduation in the DSAC on Monday night May 17, 2021 to award 12 graduates their high school diplomas.
Graduating students Mr. Demetrius Santana-Alvarado lead the pledge of allegiance followed by Ms. Olivia De La Rosa who gave the student opening.
“I stand here before you today with a group of inspiring young men and women who can bring to mind only one word…perseverance”, said Jodie Dzierzanowski, DAEP Principal.
“I have known most of these students for many years. I have seen them grow from being young teenagers to young adults. Along the way, they have tried, fallen, pulled up their boot strings and tried again, more than once. All of these students had made it to the senior year in high school with a few lost credits along the way…when… what I like to say is “life happened” and again it got them off track. So close.”
“With this opportunity given by both Dr. Grandjean and the Members of the Board, all these students picked themselves up once again and persevered!! Mrs. Stanton, Mr. Oropeza, and I are so proud of them and all so honored to have been able to work with them. Welcome to the Graduation ceremonies of the Spring Class of 2021.”
Next the audience watched as The Devine Learning Center Spring Class of 2021 as we begin the processional.
CERTIFICATION OF THE CLASS – “On behalf of the staff of Devine Learning Center, we wish the Spring class of 2021 congratulations and continued success in your future, ” said Dzierzanowski.
“Dr. Grandjean, President Pepper, members of the Devine I.S.D. school board I certify that the Spring Class of 2021 of Devine Learning Center has met the graduation requirements as mandated in board policy and the state of Texas to participate in this commencement ceremony.”
“Will the students rise and Aliyah, please lead your class in receiving their diplomas.”
Board members please stood on stage to congratulate the graduates:
Allison Haley Coleman-Requejo-Daughter of Ruben Requejo and Connie Requejo.
Mercedes Bethanny Costilla-Daughter of Felisa Costilla and Simon Guajardo.
Olivia Ayrton De La Rosa-Daughter of Alicia De La Rosa.
Adam Shane English- Son of Angelica English, Michael English, and Angelica Del Toro.
Trinity Garza-Daughter of Clayton Garza and Connie Garza.
Guadalupe Torres Hernandez-Daughter of Arturo Hernandez and Maria Hernandez.
Corbin Scott Lamb -Son of Susy Lamb.
Kasandra Magdalena Martinez -Daughter of Robert Martinez and Beulah Hernandez.
Kaitleen Ruby Perez-Daughter of Maria Aguirre and Ezequiel Aguirre.
Guadalupe Rodriguez-Son of Guadalupe Rodriguez Jr. and Irene Ramirez.
Demetrius Santana-Alvarado-Son of Teresa Santana-Alvarado and Manuel Santana.
Justine Nicole Yglesias -Daughter of Ryan Pruitt.
And we have a Fall 2021 Graduate, who wasn’t able to join us in December … Jay Joel Lascano -Son of Cassandra and Genaro Espinoza and Sylvia Luna.
“Class of 2020 and 2021, move your tassels! Ladies and Gentleman, I present you, the Spring Class of 2021,” she said.
The graduates led the Alma Mater and then visited with family and friends after the ceremony. There were lots of proud family members who were there to congratulate their loved ones on a job well done.