Joshua Apparicio-Swain and Mayor James T. Butts. (Shirmin Apparicio photo)

Joshua Apparicio-Swain was congratulated by his mentor, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, on June 22, for graduating with honors from Santa Monica College. The mayor commended the 17-year-old young man on earning an Associate of Arts degree by maintaining his faith in God and keeping his eyes on the prize.