All ends are a new beginning for the class of 2014

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

By Mila Besich-Lira

Superior Sun

The SHS Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation on Friday with a fitting ceremony that highlighted the personality of the class and their anticipation for looking into the future. The class of 2014 has been awarded over $220,000 in scholarships. All of the graduates have committed to either attending local community colleges, trade schools or universities. Several have committed to the military with one of their classmates is already attending basic training.

“All ends lead to a new beginning,” said Salutatorian Arial Alonzo. Alonzo highlighted upon many of the memories of her class, she encouraged her classmates to work hard and continue to make memories throughout their lives. “Never give up on anything you set your mind to, and never let anyone bring you down or tell you ‘you cant’. I believe in each of you and know we are all capable of great success,” she said.

“I can tell you it raises my excitement for what is to come in our not so distant future. This is why I have stopped fearing the hurdles we will face in life, because you will never know what good times are, unless you have some kind of struggle,” said Valedictorian Ashley Barreras. Barreras also commented on many of the memories of the class and she also talked about how she came to earn the title of valedictorian for working hard on her classwork, in addition to her 700 hours of community service, participation in school athletics and clubs as well as completing several college courses. She thanked her parents for giving her a strong foundation to work hard, she said there were many weekends when she wanted to just relax, but her parents had her helping with family responsibilities.

The guest speaker for the commencement was Jesse Arroyos. Arroyos is an SHS graduate along with her parents, husband and son, explained principal William Duarte during his introduction of Arroyos. She commented on how well she knew this class, having had the opportunity to be part of their childhood and elementary careers, she has watched them grow into the young adults we see today. Arroyos reminded the graduates to never forget where they came from, because Superior as a community always has and always will be there for them.

Mila Besich-Lira (76 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Cowboys, ranchers to be honored at two events

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Chamber of Commerce will host La Noche de Vaquero, Night of the Cowboy on Saturday Nov.


    Saturday Arboretum Workshop: ‘Gardening for Winter Visitors’

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Many volunteers with Pinal County’s Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners group have lived in Northern states and even Canada.


    Join SASO for an international music adventure; ‘14-15 season tickets now on sale

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    TUCSON, AZ – Music is truly the international language. In the 2014-2015 season, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra features music that spans 14 countries with guest artists from around the globe.


    Bullion Plaza is Miami’s cultural destination

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Pinal Nugget On the west end of Miami, Ariz. stands an old school building. It’s large pillars and architectural design are a true testament to a time of ethnicity and


  • Stories Just For You

    Panthers light up scoreboard in playoff win

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The ninth-ranked Panthers fell behind early in their first playoff game appearance since 2011, trailing eighth-ranked Glendale Prep by two touchdowns in the first quarter.


    Elder Yocum’s four TDs leads Bearcats to playoff win

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News Senior quarterback Destry Yocum threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the sixth-ranked Bearcats first-round playoff victory over the Salome last Saturday night.


    Bob Padilla joins the Florence Hall of Fame with brother Art

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    Florence – Bobby Padilla was excited when he got the call that he would be entering the Florence Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a Florence High Gopher football player.


    Free arsenic and lead testing for children, pregnant women offered in Winkelman, Hayden

    October 29th, 2014
    by

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that there are high levels of arsenic and lead in the air, in tailings and other waste piles, and in the soil of


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin