Photo: Courtesy of Roswell Daily Record

Early College High School’s first graduating class. In the back row, from left to right, are Mercedes Medina, Britany Trujillo, Katelynn Sills, Angelique Tarin, Christian Ruiz, Jace Raulerson, Madison Benedict, Charles Christensen and Paul Echeverria. Front row, left to right, are salutatorian Brooke Elliott, Mykna Cooper, Jillian Slayton and valedictorian Yareli Reyes. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

May 21, 2018


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The first class of seniors from Early College High School are celebrating graduation. In four years, these students have completed the requirements for a high school diploma, as well as certificates and associate degrees from ENMU-Roswell. Nine students received associate degrees, 6 of those also received certificates and 3 students received certificates. The students first received their college degrees and certificates during the 69th ENMU-Roswell Commencement Ceremony on May 11 at the Wool Bowl. The high school graduation ceremony was held on May 23 in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

Early College High School (ECHS) is a free public high school within the Roswell Independent School District, in partnership with ENMU-Roswell. Students have the opportunity to graduate from this school with a New Mexico high school diploma of excellence and up to two years of college courses or an associate’s degree from ENMU-Roswell. Classes are located in the Instructional Center on campus. School bus transportation and meals are provided. ECHS is open to all RISD students who exhibit a sincere interest in academics and are willing to work hard to meet the demanding expectations of the program. Students must also be prepared to integrate into a university setting/adult environment and must be entering their freshman year. For more information on ECHS, call 575-624-7020.