Leffingwell High School’s commencement ceremony Wednesday honored all three graduates — Leffingwell’s entire senior class for 2014: Valedictorian Eduardo Alvarez, Alex Corona and Marco Garcia.
According to Leffingwell teacher Grant Phillips, Alvarez plans to attend Cuesta College’s automotive technology program. Garcia is working but wants to attend Cuesta part time so he can take courses in welding and general education. Corona hasn’t yet specified his future educational plans, Phillips said.
Leffingwell is an alternative-education continuation high school with a hands-on approach and lots of connections with area entrepreneurs, service clubs and nonprofits. The school’s concept is enthusiastically supported by community members, evident in the 11 scholarships, totaling $4,300, awarded this year. Phillips said Alvarez was the only Leffingwell senior to apply this year, so he will receive all $4,300 in educational support.