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Burges High celebrates 60th graduation ceremony in school history

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(BURGES HIGH SCHOOL -- May 25, 2019) — More than 330 students received their diploma during the 60th commencement exercises of W.H. Burges High School during a solemn ceremony at the Don Haskins Center Saturday evening.

The graduation included students from the Burges Early College, who have earned an associate’s degree from El Paso Community College and a high-school diploma simultaneously.

Students and parents enjoyed speeches, photo galleries and even a drum performance during the ceremony.

Burges’ Class of 2019 earned more than $10 million in scholarships and funding for post-secondary education.

The class valedictorian is Nicholas Lopez, who will study engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso; and the salutatorian is Mark Casteel, who will study orthodontics at New Mexico State University.

To view more photos of the Burges graduation, go to EPISD Photo Gallery here

By Gustavo Reveles
Photos by L. Monroy & E. Reyes