Hatch high school graduates have big plans for their futures

LAS CRUCES – Three graduating seniors from Hatch Valley High have big plans for their futures, from acting to the NFL to moving out of state.

Hatch Valley High is the sole high school in the Hatch Valley Public Schools district. This year, 90 students are expected to graduate.

With graduation set for Friday, three seniors shared their stories and post-high school plans.

Making his family proud

Jeremiah Terrazas, 17, has played sports for as long as he can remember.

With an active family and several family members who went on to play sports in college, he said it was an expectation for him to follow suit.

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“(My older sister) went to college to play softball in Texas,” Jeremiah said. “I have two uncles that played at Western New Mexico University – they play football there. Then an aunt that played softball in Western New Mexico University, too.

“I’ve always been told by my uncles and my aunt to just push it and make it to college to play sports.”

Jeremiah will be playing football at the New Mexico Military Institute in the fall. He said he’s excited to continue playing after high school.

Jeremiah Terrazas, senior at Hatch Valley High School, will be attending the New Mexico Military Institute where he will be playing football.  After, he hopes to transfer to a four-year college to continue playing and finish his degree.

At HVHS, Jeremiah kept himself busy with sports, participating in football, baseball, basketball and track and field.

Jeremiah said his parents are excited to see him go to college because neither of them were able to do so.

“They’re proud that both their kids are going to college,” Jeremiah said, meaning himself and his older sister. “They just want us to do good, always pushed us to go to college. Well, we’re doing it.”

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