LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Las Cruces Public Schools announced Friday that it will allow the class of 2020 to graduate as scheduled, but with drive-thru commencement ceremonies.
"We just want the LCPS community to know that we are doing this as a graduation celebration," said LCPS Superintendent Dr. Karen Trujillo "We hope that we will be able to have a graduation commencement soon."
Participating in the virtual news conference to make the announcement were principals from Las Cruces High School, Centennial High School, Mayfield High School, Oñate High School, Rio Grande Preparatory Institute and Arrowhead Park Early College High School.
Centennial High celebrated seniors with parades on Friday and Saturday.
"Oh my gosh, so great," said Shaeann Ruybal, a CHS senior wiping back tears. "Tears of joy! I can't even explain. That was amazing. I'm so grateful for Centennial and everyone. Thank you so much!"
There are a total of 1,765 seniors graduating in the class of 2020, according to the school district.
LCPS Graduation Celebrations for 2020
Where: Field of Dreams and on the LCPS Facebook Live and LCPS YouTube Channel
- Mayfield: 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21.
- Arrowhead Early College High School: 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.
- Las Cruces High School: 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.
- Centennial High School: 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22.
- Rio Grande Prep High School: 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22.
- Oñate High School: 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22.