Las Cruces High School

1750 El Paseo Rd Las Cruces, NM 88001 (575) 527-9400

Farewell to the Class of 2019

Henry Ford wisely said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress and working together is success.” As I look back at my first year as Principal for Las Cruces High School, we certainly had a beginning, and thankfully there was also progress and yes, undeniably we each in our own unique way found success.

Steadfast, resolute and determined we all kept together. Day-by-day we focused on our goals, keeping together and working together to continue to build our part in the history of Cruces High - Once a Dawg, Always a Dawg. We faced some incredible and memorable moments – moments that we chose to use as steppingstones as we tenaciously pursued our common goal.

Your graduation marks the first significant milestone into adulthood. I know you are ready, willing and more than able to grasp the future, and on each of you the world will come to depend.

May your years ahead continue to be characterized by empathy, compassion, objectivity and the willingness to take risks.

May you always lead by example and work hard and play with honor.

May your successes be many and your tribulations be few and far between.

I wish each of you everything that you so richly deserve in the years ahead. It has been an honor and a privilege watching your progress and success.

Principal, Michelle Ronga