PAYS Graduation Celebrates 65 Graduates

Congratulations to the PAYS Class of 2021! The PAYS Graduation Ceremony to celebrate 65 graduating students from Central High School and Lake View High School was held Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the McNease Convention Center. 

“Faced with unique circumstances, our PAYS graduates persevered on their way to success,” said Dr. Carl Dethloff, Superintendent of San Angelo ISD. “We are so proud of their individual accomplishments and congratulate them on this special occasion.” 

PAYS Principal Claudia Becerra addressed and presented the Class. 

“It’s one thing to be proud of our graduating seniors, but it's an entirely different experience when you know that the students have persevered in the face of adversity,” said Principal Becerra. “PAYS graduation is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. The students have worked hard for this moment, and I’m proud to celebrate their success.”

The Acceptance of the Class was by SAISD Board Trustee Mrs. Ami Mizell-Flint. 

"Accepting a class of seniors is always a privilege, but the opportunity to accept the PAYS graduating class is even more special. Students at PAYS all have a story that got them there," said Mrs. Mizell-Flint. "Knowing that in spite of their challenges, they recognized that graduating was a priority makes it even more of an honor to accept them as graduates on behalf of SAISD."

PAYS student speakers included Desiree Dotson, Juan Antonio Duran, and Monica Mendoza. The downloadable PAYS graduation ceremony program is available here. SAISD is proud of our PAYS Class of 2021 graduates and their achievements, and honors this important milestone and stepping off point for their future.