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Vista holds 2019 Winter Graduation

Isis Covarrubias and Mark Briones Vista High School held its annual winter graduation on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at Snider Auditorium on the Yuma High campus.

Yuma Union High School District Governing Board President Phil Townsend confirmed the group of 37 graduates prior to the distribution of their diplomas.

“Regardless of where you came from or what happened before you got here, you did it,” Vista student Bryana Joya said during her commencement address. “I want to challenge you all to keep going because another lesson I take with me as I leave Vista is don’t procrastinate.”

Some of Tuesday’s graduates certainly did not procrastinate as they completed their high school coursework a semester early by utilizing Vista’s accelerated term system.

Here is complete list of this year’s VHS winter graduates: 

Mark Briones; Thomas Richard Brown; Vanessa Oranday Cabrera; Ashley Alyssa Cardenas; Fabien Contreras; Isis Covarrubias; Bernice Rose Duarte; Sol Alina Estrada; Alexia Elise Figueroa Gonzalez; Gabriel Nathaniel Garcia; Siria Fernanda Garcia; Jose Luis Garcia Garcia III; Elian Gutierrez Astorga; David Guzman Salazar; Ailem Nataly Hernandez Aguirre; Robert Brian Hurtado Licona; Bryana Monik Joya; Guadalupe Leyva; Andrew Louis Licon Jr; Vincente Migel Finoclade Lorona; Brian Ernesto Manuel; Victor Ernesto Martinez; Laken Brooke Matthews; Eron Jerard McKinney; dAlexandro Aramis Meza; Gabriel Arturo Navarrete; Adron Daniel Orta; Zackary Robert Orta; Johanna G. Quirarte; Jacob Israel Ramon; Julissa Francisca Rojas; Joseph Anthony Santa Cruz; Jade Noemi SolorzanoMaya Noemi Solorzano; Precious Francine Suares; Bridgett Marcy Tullie; Lonardi Javier Vallejo-Sanchez Jr; Alondra Vega Avila

Video of the ceremony is viewable at

Eric Patten