Class of 2009 continues tradition of ‘painting the street’

Thomas Garcia

Tucumcari High School senior C.J. Newman added some flair to his initials Thursday morning as he participated in the tradition of “painting the street.” The seniors’ street souvenirs are one of many activities graduating seniors participated in during “senior week” which ended with Friday’s cap and gown ceremony.

Michelle Benavidez said the inspiration for painting her name came from her favorite band Metallica. “My whole senior year has gone by so fast,” Benavidez said. “I am ready to leave and get started with my life.”

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