Thursday, May 19, fifteen high school seniors enrolled in CMC’s TRIO Upward Bound program were honored at a graduation celebration held at CMC Rifle’s Clough Auditorium. Recent CMC graduate Alex Jaquez Caro shared words of encouragement as the featured graduation speaker and Senator Michael Bennet recognized their accomplishment with a letter of congratulations read by CMC Upward Bound Administrative Assistant Anahi Araiza. Ten of the graduates from the West Garfield Upward Bound program have chosen to attend CMC. We’re thrilled to see so many of our local high students begin their college journey with the support of our programs and community partnerships. Marketing Editor Kate Lapides was on hand to capture a few joyful moments from their celebration.