Photos courtesy of MSJCJanet Plata-Mora gave part of her commencement speech in Spanish, repeating her mother’s advice that education is of utmost importance. ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor MSJC honored the achievements of 1,356 graduates and their families during its 2017 commencement at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet. The college awarded 2,109 associate degrees and 137 career certificates; many students earned more than one degree or certificate or a combination. Two MSJC student speakers addressed the graduating class with words of passion and inspiration during this year’s commencement. “I have constantly been told by my loving mother, ‘a escuela es lo mas importante para saler adelante a un buen futuro

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