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Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 11:17 am, Mon Sep 27, 2010.

As the killdeers chirped in the distance and their forest green gowns flapped in the Delta breeze, members of the 2010 graduating class of Estrellita High School were commended for their diligence, hard work and discipline.

"I have no definition for this class," said principal Antonio Lara. "They have surprised me time and time again."

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  • posted at 6:27 am on Thu, Jun 3, 2010.


    Having sat on the H/S Board that obtained the funding and built Estrellita, I can say without reservation that many of these kids would NOT have graduated from H/S from circumstances beyond their control. Many come from broken homes, abuseful homes and sometimes no home. Many work to help pay their way through a tough life. Some make mistakes, sometimes more than once, but I can say that the successes have far outweighed the failures. Is the curriculum easier...that depends on your perspective and abilities and the life you are born into. It is VERY sad to me when a child thinks they are not wanted and then an adult demonstrates they are not. Should we make their lifes tougher? No, just tough on an equal footing.

  • posted at 3:57 am on Thu, Jun 3, 2010.


    Continuation school might be necessary, but elevating them ALL to the same status as a regular high school in the media is misleading and disrespectful to all the kids who work their butt off in a comprehensive high school What is wrong with society today??

  • posted at 3:15 am on Thu, Jun 3, 2010.


    agree with you 100% pat. these kids are making changes in their lives. many will do great things. congratulations to everyone.

  • posted at 1:45 am on Thu, Jun 3, 2010.


    Some people said we shouldn't spend taxpayers money on a continuation school. This is why you do: 1999, 22 graduates 2010, 102 graduates. This is why I have always said: "I never met a kid I couldn't like". Congratulations, and welcome to the world or real.Good job with the pics and story Daniel and Jordan, thank you Marty.



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