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Menlo-Atherton High graduates celebrate their big day

Graduation for Menlo-Atherton High School's Class of 2014 began at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, with three celebratory musical numbers this year -- "America the Beautiful," "Amparito Roca" and "Pomp and Circumstance" -- before getting to the usual routines of the opening ceremony: the presentation of the flag by U.S. Marines, the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem.

The M-A bands and orchestra, under the direction of Kent Kurrus, performed at the ceremony, with vocals by the M-A choir, directed by Patrick Maier.

Six seniors were scheduled to give six speeches: Xochilt Silva with "Start of a New Beginning," Jacob Bassin with "What We Make of It," Graciela Alvarez with "Just Keep Swimming," Diquan Richard with "The Journey," Constance Carrasco with "Being Different is Great," and Dylan Esperance with "Maroon and Gold: The Class of Legends."

There were 410 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2014, according to information provided by the school.

Candidates for graduation

A

Louisa Meimei Aaron, Elvis Cristofer Abarca Cervantes, Mikyle Butt Abdullah, David Alexander Charles Addicott, Daniela Aguilar, Alaa Aissi, Michael Alarcon, Chad Denver Allen, Sigfredo Antonio Alvarado Carranza, Graciela Alvarez, Marilyn Alvarez, Kailin T. Ambwani, Erik Stewart Amundson, Anthony Bruno Andrighetto, Rubi Aragon Ramirez, Alexandra Guadalupe Aranda, Maria Arias Martinez, Jenipher Joanna Arias-Chaves, David Arreola, Wesley Tucker Arrington, Brisa Arroyo, Andrew James Aufdemberge

B

Forrest Thomas Baffico, Katy Kristhel Bailon Leon, Vanessa Aide Balcazar, Veronica Barraza-Ramirez, Robert Jake Barry, Jacob Palmer Bassin, Toni Marie Battaglia, Rachel Beth Bayersdorfer, Russell Fajardo Bernardo, Thomas Peter Berquist Jr, Carlos Ivan Betancourt Bousieguez, Manojna Bhamidi, Christopher Scott Blank, Saniya Sanjay Bonde, Brooks Anderson Bowden, Coral Ann Brady, Kylie Elizabeth Brandyberry, Royce Thomas Branning, Johan Caleb Brouwer, Oliver Lawrence Bucka, Madison Catherine Burger, Joshua Charles Buttram

C

Charles John Cain, Leland Anthony Callahan, Camilla Calmasini, Samuel McLanahan Calvert, Elizabet Cano Rodriguez, William Whitfield Carhart, Constance Marie Carrasco, Ernesto Carriel, Victor Carriel Aguilar, Sofia Eleni Caryotakis, Marcos Flavio Casillas, Jose De Jesus Castellanos, Angelica Marbella Causor, Angelica Inez Cervantez- Ochoa, Sarina Rebecca Chaiken, Asenette Semjase Chapa Espino, Berenice Ramirez Chavez, Joanne Euno Cho, Jacob Carmen Choplin, Leslie Cisneros, Andrew James Connell, Verenice Contreras, Adam Luke Cook, Jasmine Guadalupe Cordoba-Perez, Eduard David Cornew, Thomas Marc Cornew, Maria Laura Correa Martinez, Dannia Katherinne Correa Rosas, Jessica A. Cuevas

D

Sally Nhi Tuyet Dang, William Russell Davis, Robert Benjamin De Geus, Justin Earl Manzano De Jesus, Annalise Brittany Deal, Olivia Rosalyn DelRosso, Matthew David DeTrempe, Paul Alexander DeTrempe, Selena Marisol Diaz, Lorena Diaz Ramirez, Tessa Michelle Dignum, Olivia Iris Dobberstein, Devan R Dutta

E

Kelley Elizabeth Eason, Jenine Renee Edwards, Dylan Joseph Esperance, Oscar Eduardo Espinoza Ramirez, Lissette Espinoza Garnica, Cecilia Estrada Perez, Mark Tyler Evans, Alexander R.D. Everett

F

Juan Fernandez, Tameem Fezzani, Esteban Figueroa, Tony Ofa Ki Vahava Filiai, Salvatore Florese, Angela Tania Florez, Archie Lamar Flowers III, Connor Buckman Foody, Taylor Michelle Fortnam, Rachel Leif Fosnaugh, Nicholas Austin Fratt, Rachel Danielle Freed, Alexander Leon Freeman

G

Joshua Aaron Gabriel, Katelyn Gaherty, Jill Josephine Galbraith, Ramon De Jesus Gamez, Nicholas Michael Garcia, Rico Ramon Garcia-Hamilton, Samantha Sunshine Gardiner, Jesus Angel Garnica Jr., Eleanor Frances Geballe, Mark Edward Gerhart, Mathew Njoroge Gichane-Bell, Christina Monique Godinez, Viridiana Gonzalez, Michele Gonzalez-Jauregui, Ricardo Gonzalez-Rivera, Jordan Leanna Good, Robert Fernand Gordan, Nikhil Goyle, Ashli Nicole Grady, Gabriela Coelho Grant, Jenna Nicole Griffin, Emily Clara Grose, Markus Karl Guegler, Ana Cristina Guerra Martinez, Stephanie Guido Moreno, Laura Angelica Guizar, Christopher Ivan Guizar Rodriguez, Rose Elysa Gurman, Angeles M. Gutierrez Cruz

H

Sarah Reynolds Hagadone, William Kenneth Hanley, Edwin James Hannay Jr., Michael Joseph Hansen, Emma B. Heath, Amir Hossein Heidari, Jessica Laine Heilman, Helmi Emma Anastasia Henkin, Grant Larson Henninger, Samantha Lynn Henze, Guadalupe Hernandez Gil, Rosemary Isabel Hernandez, Brandon Hernandez Pantoja, Esmeralda Hernandez-Jimenez, Dimitri Greco Herr, Jose Andres Herrera, Ricardo Rafael Herrera, Nicholas Alexander Hidalgo, James William Hoffman, Meghan Kelly Hom, William King Hooper III, Natasha Marie Hoover, Sarah Loraine Hoover, Lisanne Rachel Thalen Horwitz, Catalina Jessica Huerta, Jonesha Renee Hughes, Scott Hurn, Amanda Rose Hutchison

I, J

Luis Ibarra Jr., Nicholas Carlo Ivy, Paul Iwashita, Brian Kennedy Jaggers, Caitlin Donya Jalali, Ernesto Dario Jasso, Alejandro Jimenez, Eduardo Jimenez Gonzalez, Anthony Johnson, Grant Audet Johnson, Thomas George Chandler Johnson, Kelley Annette Jones, Ursula Anne Jongebloed, Lawson David Joos

K

Arian Kashaniamin, Aaron Samuel Katzman, Brian Hamilton Keare, Carson Andrew Kelley, Katherine Elizabeth Kelly, Paulina Elizabeth King, Sabrina Maria Kinney, Sophia Claire Kivelson, Kimberly C. Klustner, Koto Stan Kuboi, Brandon Scott Kurtz, Megan Elizabeth Kurtz

L

Angela Yu-Jun Lai, Marissa Jean Lai, Jonathan Kwok-Kien Lam, Nicholas Charles Landolfi, Virginia Campbell Lane, Mattias Graham Lange-McPherson, Lupe Rose Langi, Lindy MacLaurin LaPlante, Lindsay Margaret Lattin, Tanya Lazaro, Charlotte Emma Jiyeon, Lee, Nicholas Jasper Lee, William Logan Lee, Liviera Aristya Maharani Leebong, Jason Leon, Samuel Leznik, Riley Ann Lico, Julio Humberto Lima, Eduardo Lombera, Jennifer Lombera, Maria Lombera Mendoza, Jordan Webster Long, Randy A. Lopez, Juan Lopez, Diana Luviano Lopez

M

Christopher Macrae, Areli Lissette Magana, Kevin Brandon Magana, Virginia Magana-Fierro, Kevin Maravilla, Agustin Marinovic Sfeir, Colin Martell, Jaime Martinez Roman, Manuel Eduardo Martinez-Bringas, Kai Olbers Mashima, Lakai Grace Mataele, Andrew Tucker Mathews, Leo William McCabe, Marilena Teresa McCarty, Evan Reed McClelland, Anna Patricija McDermott, Baylee E. McDonald, Ruth Louise McGee, Duncan J. McGinnis, Lukas Mckay, Zoe Alexandra McKenna, Kimberly Medina, Jennifer Melendez, Isaac Alberto Melgoza, Jesus Mendoza, Luis Angel Mendoza, Roman Adrian Mendoza, Ruben Mendoza, Vanessa R. Mendoza, Bryant Saul Menjivar-Pena, Linus A. Meyer-Teruel, Ariana Rose Meyers, Brizeth Y. Millan Medina, Betty Marie Moala, Amirteymour Moazami, Marleyna Natasha Mohler, Everett W. Moiseff, Julio Eduardo Montesinos Cordova, Mariah Tapri Moore, Geovanna Moreno, Brett Koji Moriarty, Scott William Morris, Ryan R Mostofi, Nicole Anne Mouchawar, Amanda Lauryn Muir, Melissa Louise Murphy, Spencer Pao Murphy

N

Isiah Lamar Nash, Lauren Elizabeth Nathan, Nitza Valeria Nava, Christopher Navarro, Josef Andrew Nevigato, Tauelangi Ofahelotu Ngalu, Hector Daniel Nieblas, Andrew Charles Nisbet, Tera Mayumi Noguchi, Karen Neyvit Nunez

O

Caleb Thomas O'Neel, Janet Mayela Ochoa, Elizabeth Anne Ocon, Selomit Ojeda Apolonio, Mark Taylor Opeta, Jonathan Thomas Oppenheimer, Miguel Orellana, Daniela Ortega, Angel Ortiz Anguiano, Maria Rosario Ortiz Bautista, Adriana G. Ortiz, Eliza Hale Ozden

P

Zoe Gabrielle Pacalin, Spiro Papadakis, Anton Manosa Paquin, Samantha Joelle Parish, Katherine Elizabeth Grace Patch, Jayana Patel, Tatiana Palangi Pauga, Justin Edward Paulin, Christopher Ryan Peck, Brianna Pena, Jorge Antonio Peraza-Vasquez, David William Perez, Ivana Matija Petani, Kendall Harris Peters, Charlotte Victoria Philp, Amanda Lea Plante, Zachary Thomas Elias Plante, Madeleine Newhall Pont, Avin K. Prasad, Daniel Joshua Propp

R

Joseph Henri Rabinovitsj, Julia M. Rafael, Annie Mae Rainer, Andreas Burns Ralston, Havens Elizabeth Ratchye, Cybele Siobhan Reed, Georgia Mackay Reid, Madeline Karla Reyes, Joel Reynada, Diquan Lamar Richard, Ryan Andrew Roberts, Luisa Mayela, Rodriguez Parra, Brenda Liset Rodriguez- Silva, Jennifer Maria Rodriguez-Garcia, Annika Lynn Roise, Lucero Betzabe Romero, Soto, Uziel Romero Valencia, Madeleine Roya Rostami

S

James Ignatius Salach, Louis Sanchez, Jerson Sanchez Cruz, Sandra Sanchez- Jimenez, Christopher Manuel Sandoval Ayala, Enzo De Bruym Santos, Nicholas Benjamin Schlein, Noah Jacob Schneider, Neil Schott, Jacqueline Serna Gomez, Harrison Turner Shane, Sierra Timery Sheeper, Elizabeth Anne Shelton, Jackson Riley Sheppard, Xochilt Silva, Jonathan Charles Simonian, Azune Emanuella Simpson, Dominique Alie Simpson, Aditya Sinha, James Edward Smith V, Kori Alex Smith, Morgan Elizabeth Smith-Boeck, Eric Daniel Snyder, Jacqueline Solis, Nadia Solis, Elizabeth Cory Sommer, Martin Antonio Soria, Wesley Eduardo Soriano, Talmai Soto Abarca, Sophia Spurlock, Mayetta Ruby Louise Steier, David Nicholas Stern, Grant Montgomery Stewart, Cayla K. Stillman, Julia, Shepard Stoner, Jesse Andrew Strober, Sam Jose Stroud, Thomas David Suesser, Quinn Burke Sweetnam, Emily Byrne Sykes

T

Raymond Taione, Christopher Tam, Patrick Tam, Valerie Ann Taylor, Natavia Tianna Thomas, Karina Torres Maldonado, Cynthia Dynalie Torres Ochoa, Naomi Julieta Tovar Bedolla, Sophie Lemieux Tregon

U, V

Stephanie Valencia, Alexander Paolo Valiante, Santos Valle, Ana Isabel Valverde, Erik David Valverde, Samantha Jewel Van Dyke, Kindle Elkins Van Linge, Gustavo Vargas Solis, Erika Vasquez, Gabriela Vazquez, Evelyn Samantha Velazquez, Joana Deyanira Velazquez-Magana, Steve Homer Villalobos-Cuellar, Patrick Lorin Viruel, Sabiha Jean Viswanathan, Alexandra Vlassova-Kudrevatykh

W

Henry Gates Walker, Nathaniel Robin Walker, Danielle Brooke Walsh, Kristen Paige Walsh, Anders Seth Ward, Hailey Marie Warren, Allen Paige Washington, Griffin James Waymire, Joshua Brennan Weiner, Gillian Grace Weisenfluh, Austin Hunter Wensko, Nathaniel Dietrich Westfield, Lisa Diana Margriet Willis, Austin Bennett Wilson

X, Y, Z

Tiffany Ellen Yang, Juan Alfonso Renato S. Yap, Ryan C. Young, Nicole Curnen Zanolli, Angelica Zapata, Sianna Capri Zelaya, Jordan Zuk

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