As we enter a new year, I am reminded of the hope and promise a new era of time brings. Nothing is more exciting than a sense of expectancy, a feeling that "something great is right around the corner...." Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, but the experts are telling us that each new variant appears to be weaker and causes fewer serious health concerns (although more contagious). It's still too early to confirm this trend in the long term, but the data appears positive (1).
Students have returned to FACE after a restful winter break and we are now in the Spring 2022 semester. Our number of El Puente High School and Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult School graduates is higher than this time last year and might yet set another record for graduates. I know that for these individuals earning a high school diploma, a new hope will emerge knowing that they will possess a higher degree of leverage in attaining a position of their choice, earning more income, and having more security in their futures. We will celebrate their accomplishments at the May 31, 2022 FACE Commencement Ceremony at the FHS Eagle Stadium. It will be a wonderful evening of celebration and accomplishment.