Harlandale ISD celebrates summer graduation (1)

The excitement was palpable at the McCollum High School auditorium as Harlandale ISD summer graduates prepared to walk the stage on Aug. 21. 

Proud family members, friends, teachers, counselors, principals and other district representatives showed their support with loud cheers and claps as graduates Maximiliana Camacho, Desirae Guerrero, Brittany Raquel Robles and Angel Aurelino Romo walked down the aisle to the traditional “Pomp in Circumstance.”

To kick-off the ceremony, Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees President Ricardo Moreno delivered a congratulatory message to the graduates and wished them the best of luck.

Frank Tejeda Principal Geraldine Balleza and McCollum High School Principal Jacob Garcia were all present to certify the candidates. 

When Harlandale ISD Interim Superintendent Samantha Gallegos accepted the candidates, the audience erupted into celebratory cheers. It was time to present the diplomas. 

One by one, each candidates shook hands with their principal, received their diploma and posed for a photo. 

For each of them, the journey was different, but they all made it. For Frank Tejeda Academy graduate Desirae, completing the hours and coursework was challenging at times. However, she was able to finish thanks to the help and support of her friends and family.  

“I just had to work hard and finish. I’m so happy that I’m finally done!” she exclaimed. 

Congratulations to all of the graduates! 
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