▶️ Mt. View graduation includes the district’s first bilingual address


Graduation season is full of proud parents and plenty of traditions.

But the Mt. View High School ceremony on Saturday had a unique moment that will stand out among all the pomp and circumstance.

For the first time, a bilingual address was given by a graduate as senior Abril Castañeda gave welcoming remarks to her 296 classmates in Spanish. 

It might have been a first, but Castañeda hopes it was not the last. 

“I really want it to become a tradition, not just for this year, but later on in the future,” she said. “I think it would really make a difference and think it would be an amazing thing.”

Abril said she had never spoken to a group that big before.

She will attend Portland State University in the fall.



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