A Bright Outlook for Graduating AISD Seniors


Seniors from Palo Duro, Tascosa, Caprock and Amarillo High Schools were celebrated as they near the finish line and gear up for graduation.

This afternoon, Central Church of Christ hosted a baccalaureate ceremony for the graduating seniors.

“They get a chance to basically kind of have a precursor to graduation, but they also get the religious side to it,” said Tascosa teacher, Elissa Anderson. “They get to have some aspect in touch with God about their next step in life and also have that time with their classmates that they would not have at graduation.”

Students were recognized at the worship service and had a chance to reflect before finally receiving their diplomas and taking their next steps.

“My plans after high school is to take my basics at AC and major in religion, and then…I’m going to transfer over to Ozark Christian College to get my degree,” said Caprock Senior Jesus Troncozo.

According to Value Colleges, which identifies institutions that provide the best return on educational investment, Amarillo College has been nationally ranked at number 26 on their list of Top 50 Best Value Community Colleges of 2018.

West Texas A&M University is ranked number one on Grad School Hub’s list of 15 Best Affordable Masters in Finance Online.

WTAMU took the number two spot in Online Course Report’s list of 10 Best Masters of Business Administration Online.

Those rankings enhance soon-to-grads’ choices for studying locally.

It won’t be along until it’s official for AISD seniors.

Graduation ceremonies for Amarillo High Schools will take place May 24-26.

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