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Palo Verde

Number of graduates at this high school: 153

Keynote speaker: Stuart Duncan, Chief Operations Officer

Message for graduates: "Enjoy tonight and be safe and smart in life."

Student speakers:Claudia Martinez, Ashley Quiroz, Johnny Ramirez (Valedictorian), Melanie Majdanek (Salutatorian), Kyle Valenzuela

Messages for graduates: Claudia: "Our class is the class of innovation. We all took our own road, and high school challenged us all."
Ashley: "Go bold into the future and be proud of being a Palo Verde graduate."
Johnny: "I'm truly honored to represent a group of passionate individuals who are eager to succeed in life." Johnny also quoted DJ Khaled: "They will try to close a door on you. Just open it. Just open it."
Melanie: "Our own selves are the biggest and most impactful support we've ever had and ever will."
Kyle: "Palo Verde means to me putting your heart and soul into what you do every day."

Sights and Sounds (at least three)

Student walk to field
PV Concert Choir's special performance
Keynote and principal are both alumni and carry the PV message in their speeches

Students' plans for the future
: Palo Verde students will study chemical engineering and mechanical engineering at Pima Community College, study at the University of Arizona, NAU, ASU, Grand Canyon University, University of North Carolina, Boise State, Central University in Iowa, and much more, serve in the Coast Guard, National Guard, Army, and Navy, and pursue life in a wide range of fields and activities.