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Featuring a record number of honor graduates and with $6.5 million in scholarships in their back pockets, the Westminster High School class of 2019 received their diplomas on Saturday, May 18 at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield.

It was a festive, proud night for the students who spent part of the evening reflecting on their high school years and then challenging themselves to go after their dreams.

Class valedictorian BreAnna Romero summed it up this way:

“10 years from now, we’ll have a 10-year reunion and laugh at all those memories, but for now, we’re here and we will never get those 4 years back. So, take this moment in and just recognize all the memories that you have made good or bad. Make this summer count because after we all go off, things may never be the same and that is okay but make memories with the friends you have now because this is the time to do it.

The class I’m graduating with truly inspires me. Our generation is going to make a change in the world and I can see it. We’re all so passionate about things going on in the world.”

Superintendent Dr. Swanson challenged the students to, “make a conscious decision to not let things happen to you, but for you to make things happen.”

At last count, 413 students walked the graduation stage, but 423 students qualified as graduates. Other students are participating in the WPS summer learning program and will earn enough credits to graduate in the summer.

Note: Hidden Lake High School will graduate Friday, May 24 at Regis University. Highlights and pictures of their ceremony will be posted on the school website next week.


Highlights from the WHS ceremony can be found by clicking on the links below:

Salutatorian Viviana Patino Speech

Valedictorian BreAnna Romero Speech

Superintendent Dr. Swanson Speech

Class President Julia Pham and Principal Kiewiet Speech