Almanac

Cover Story - June 11, 2008

Graduation 2008: Woodside High seniors' big day June 6

The turf at Woodside High School's football field is artificial, but the emotion was real from the seniors gathered on the field to receive their diplomas on Friday morning, June 6.

Michael Fisher, president of the class of 2008, opened the ceremonies with the official welcome.

The program included speeches by three seniors: Priscilla Taufoou attempted to capture the moment with her talk, "We Made It"; Megan Fisher looked ahead with "Changing the Future"; and Jennifer Black spoke about "The Power to be Incredible."

The gathering then heard the speech "The Hour of Passing" through the voices of 12 Woodside High valedictorians.

The senior gift this year establishes a scholarship fund for the following three graduating classes aimed at students with "a strong involvement with the school, academic excellence and extracurricular activities."

Principal David Reilly spoke and helped hand out diplomas with Gordon Lewin, a trustee of the Sequoia Union High School District; Francisca Miranda, an assistant superintendent for the district; and Linda Common, Mr. Reilly's predecessor as principal and now a special education administrator for the district.

At the end, the class president led the class in the tassel switch and the formal end of their days as high school students.

Graduates

APaulina Danielle Bugayong Abaya, Kevin Matthew Abbott, Omar Abonce, Afelda Kristy Aguilera, Nicolas Andres Alas, Miguel A. Alcantara, Rachel Berta Alexander, Marie Ann Alftin, Haley Yadira Alvarado, Edgar Gabriel Arias, Favian Arredondo, Umberto Arroyo, Nicole M. Artale, Edgar Joel Arteaga, Nancy Arzate, Michelle Catherine Aubert

BElvira Isabel Baizabal, Shelby Danielle Baldini, Terrance Hermel Baldwin II, Courtney Marie Ballagh, Paul Barbosa, Rafael S. Barragan, Mayra Alejandra Barriga, Gustavo Barron, Scott D. Barrow, Anja Elizabeth Becker, Shane Beecher, Alicia Stacey Beekman, Michael Bell, Harry Benson, Jessica Ann Bernal, Gabriel Aaron Beyrouti, John R. Biche, Jennifer Elise Black, Monica Lauren Boardman, Judith A. Bohl, Agustin Bonilla, John Michael Bordy, Jessie Julian Burgueno

CLucero Maria Calleja, Alexander James Camacho, Betsabe Camarena, Jose Fernando Campos, Kiara L. Cano, Orlando Cardona, Jr., Ryan Carey, Courtney Elizabeth Carlomagno, Jessica Pilar Caruzo, Alexandra Whitney Cassandro, Irvin Alexander Castillo, Karina Celaya, Abel Chavez, Jerry Chen, Emma K. Clizbe, Tyler S. Clizbe, Julia Louise Cohn, Rochelle Monique Conley, Daniel Colin Constantz, Zaira Yael Contreras, Carlos A. Corea, David Brian Cornell, Lluvia S. Coronel, Melissa Nicole Costello, Joseph Mansell Cronin, Melissa Cruz, Guillermo A. Cuellar, Briana Monique Pintor Cuevas, Miguel Angel Cuevas, Elyssa Cumming, Ricardo Curincita

DMichael A. Dallara, Robert Lee Davinroy, Stephanie Elizabeth Davos, Christopher R. De Sousa, Jaspreet Dehar, Katrina Yukiko Dene, Cameron J. DeOliviera, Melissa Varela Diaz, Yiana Nicole Dimmitt, Zachary Thomas Dolezal, Brienna Lynn Drennen

E - FNicole Angeline Edelman, Kyle R. Elliot, Samuel Erazo, Antonio Espinoza, Vince Mikhael Castro Estacio, Christopher Charles Eyre, Joseph Austin Falore, Curtis William Fay, Marco M. Ferrieri, Megan Kathleen Fisher, Michael James Fisher, Sean Patrick Fisher, Rebecca Olivia Flores, Alissa Nina Fraone, Andrew James Freeman, Morgan Lorene Freeman, Olivia June Sara Frischer, Derrick Myles Funes

GCasey Joseph Gallagher, Paul C. Gammer, Aldo Gabriel Garcia, Angelica Isabel Garcia, Carolina Garcia, Nancy G. Garcia, Andriana Heather Gasparini, Lisa Marie Gellerman, Justin Aaron Gilmore, Jenine Karisa Giusto, Dean McCoy Goble, Ana Karen Gomez, John Joseph Gonzalez, Jonathan Granados, Ethan Gregory Greene, Noelle A. Guess, Tatiana Lucero Guillen, Alma Daisy Gutierrez, Priscila Guzman

HGregory Stephen Hahn, Trevor Hanson, David Harland, Jordan Robert Harris, Jose R. Haya, Shakara B. Haynes, Kevin C. Heard, David G. Herb, Denisse Herrera, Ryan James Heywood, Kristen Marie Hipsher, Debben Michele Hoffer, Faviola Huerta

I - KNoreen Alicia Ioapo, Lizet A. Jeronimo, Delilah Nicole Jimenez, Jesse R. Jimenez, Bernadete Gayle Johansson, Cierra Johnson, Sean Michael Johnson, Jamice Maxine Jordan, Alicia Violeta Juarez Crow, Radhika K. Kaushal, Patrick Steven Kelley, Riley Ann Kelley, Daniel D. Kit, Kealani Mizue Kitaura, Alexandra Michelle Kolb, Ashley Nicole Kravitz, Stephanie Rene Krebsbach, Samell Kumar

LAnthony Michael Lahlouh, Emily Sara Lakritz, Jonathan Tyler Lam, Katie Melanie Lam, Danielle Kathryn Lane, Amelia Lillian LaTorre, Yasmin Ledezma, Jennifer Lee, Shannon Alexandra Levante, Tracy Elizabeth Levante, Claire Lindeman, Jenna Marie Lindley, Andrew C. Lopez, Briceyda Yadira Lopez, Jairo Lopez, Leonardo Lopez, Sophia Alexandra Lopez, William H. Lopez, Robert Louis Losey, Kenia Yazmin Loza

MJamie C. Maciel, Magdalena Maldonado, Blake A. Manders, Tucker Harry Marshall, Alejandra Maria Martinez, Betsy Martinez, Vanessa M. Martinez, Matthew Paul Matteucci, Dana Nicole Matthews, Allison Elizabeth McElwee, Joshua T. McGuirk, Daniel J. McKenna, Karla Medina, Sean James Medina, Johnny Mejia, Bianca Stephanie Mendoza, Enrique Mendoza, Julio Cesar Mendoza, Sofia Mendoza, Yuriana A. Mendoza, Stephanie Merlo, Aimee Augusta Mesenburg, Jamie Mae Mesenburg, Zachary Allan Micheletti, Helen Elizabeth Milne, Janet Miranda, Jeffrey William Mize, Claudia Michelle Montanez, Ruth Montero Cruz, Erik Montoya, Luis Fernando Mora, Baryuth E. Moran, Michelle Ann Moreno, Edgar E. Murillo, Stacey Jean Myers

N - OMeghan Nicole Naaf, Kalolaine Telila Sina Naufahu, Ashley Nicole Nelson, Gregory James Kojiro Nelson, Kelly A. Nelson, Lyly Thuy Nguyen, Tevis Warren Nichols, Diego Solorio Ochoa, Alexis Olguin, Jesus Olivares, Kristina Marie Olsen, Melanie Yayoi Ono, Jose Ernesto Orellana, Kristian Nichole Ortiz, Christian J. Oseguera, Irma Oseguera

P - QKaory Pacheco, Jaime M. Parker-Campbell, Heidi Anne Parodi, Kristina A. Pataki, Colin Patrick Patino, Taylor Kenji Patrick, Justin William Paxton, Michael J. Pedersen, Janet Pena, Martin Pena, Jose Carlos Pereda, Carlos Julian Perez, Carissa M. Perla, Dayton Elizabeth Pickering, Jennifer Ruth Pilakowski, Mario Pineda, Sandibel Pinon, Ricardo Alfredo Pixcar, Steven C. Purcell, Ryan Michael Quirk

REmily T. Rago, Megan Rose Ramies, Randolph Paul Rhodes, II, Miriah T. Rios, Denisse Rivas, Elaine Rivera, Elizabeth Giselle Robles, Rebecca Cecilia Robles, Jessica Rocha, Enrique Rodriguez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jr., Mary Ann Rojas, Marcus Johnson Rooney, Estefany Andreina Rosales Vela, Katherine Raquel Rosas, Erica Marie Roselli, Paolo Neil Rozo, Stephanie Juliet Ruane

SJesus Salas, Miguel Sanchez, Diana de la Luz Santiago, Kelsey Santos, Jessica Andrea Schulman, Michael Philip Scroggins, Mario R. Segura, Irma A. Serrano, Abigail Leann Sevudredre, Gabriella Rose Shamuel, Aaron Charles Shepard, Katherine Shoomiloff, Dana Scott Shroyer, Erich Lowe Smith, William Smith, Amanda Joy Smithson, Rosa Elena Solorzano, Marcos M. Soria, Renee Marie Stanley, Holley Tasha Stuart, Meghan Marie Styles, Guillermo Suarez, William Harry Swenson

TDaissy Tabares, Miguel Tapia, Uriel Tapia, Priscilla Seauti Taufoou, Martin Davis Taylor, Kate Marita Taylor-Keeling, Monetta Oniese Thompson, Anthony Dashon Thornton, Spencer L. Thurlow, Nicole S. Tomita, Amanda Lizette Torres, Lorena Torres, Edgar T. Trujillo, Jeffrey J. Turner

U - ZKayla Ann Ulrich, Vincent Van Vlasselaer, David Vargas, Isamar Anais Vasquez-Naranjo, Daisy J. Vazquez, Joanna Ezel Vazquez, Melissa Vazquez, Angel G. Vela, Jeremy Ryan Venable, Christopher Venegas, Albert Vi, Erick Viera, Teresa Villalobos, Carlos Alfonso Villegas, Kurtis J. Waldschmidt, Quinn Alexandra Washburn, Violet Aleta Watt, Rebecca June Wells, Lloyd Grant Whitcraft, Joshua Darrell White, Corey Steele Williams, Alexandra Elizabeth Wise, Emily Katherine Wohlford, Dariya A. Wright, Kristen Louise Wright, Oscar I. Yniguez, Ronald Yu, Denis Yugov, Mayra Georgina Zamora, Rawan Zantout, Erik Zarazua, Jason G. Zaru, Frederik Zavala Lombera, Andrea L. Zepeda

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