CALEXICO — Rising to challenges and being the change this generation wants to see were themes Janessa Contreras would touch on twice over two nights as she spoke to her fellow graduates of Calexico High School’s Class of 2021. “I open social media and see you guys advocating for... Read More
CALEXICO — Past traditions were set aside for the 108th Calexico High School commencement ceremony that was held on Ward Field on Thursday, June 10. For one, rather than host just one graduation ceremony for all 619 seniors of the Class of 2021, it was decided to honor separate halves of the graduating class over the course of two successive nights.   Additionally, graduating Bulldogs were allowed to join their guests in the surrounding bleachers during the fireworks display that […]... Read More
Often referred to as a graduation cap, the traditional mortarboard can be a perfect platform to express one’s individuality. Imperial Valley high school seniors — and grads of all levels — brought quite a bit of artsy flair to the pomp and circumstance of commencement ceremonies throughout the region... Read More
BRAWLEY — The word “affixion,” meaning the act of affixing or attaching something, unaffixed 12-year-old Jaedillene Laurino from further competition in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Competing remotely from her Brawley home, Jaedillene was speller No. 192 of 209 and Imperial County’s representative in the national bee. The preliminary round on Saturday, June 12. “The anticipation for my turn was just very nerve racking for me. And then, like the realization when it was speller 191 and I knew […]... Read More