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First-ever Organ Mountain High School graduation welcomes thousands to Field of Dreams


With the Organ Mountains in the background, the first-ever graduating class of Organ Mountain High School moved their tassels from the right to the left Friday evening, May 20, as 361 students graduated at the Field of Dreams.

It was the 34th graduation for Oñate/Organ Mountain High School (renamed in 2021), Principal James Schapekahm told the thousands in attendance. Guests included Lt. Gov. Howie Morales; LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos; and the LCPS Board of Education: Ray Jaramillo, Teresa Tenorio, Carol Cooper, Pamela Cort and Robert Wofford.

Kylie Murdock was the 2022 OMHS valedictorian and Gabriel Agnew was the salutatorian. The other top 10 members of the class academically were Annalise Edwards, Alcy Talbot, Brooke Duffy, Aubrianna Martinez, Andrew Parks, B’Elanna Scott, Bridgette Shepherd and Matthew Taylor.

Alyssa Montes was the 2022 OMHS senior class president, the class flower was the carnation, the class song was “Nights” by Avicii and the class motto was “Chase your dreams, but always know the road that’ll lead you home again,” from the song “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw.

Centennial High, Las Cruces High, Mayfield High, Arrowhead Park Early College High School and Rio Grande Preparatory Institute also held their graduations May 20-21 at the Field of Dreams.