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Cover Story - June 9, 2010

Afternoon ceremony sends M-A's class of 2010 on its way

June 3 was the big day for the senior class at Menlo-Atherton High School, whose members picked up their diplomas during a 4 p.m. graduation ceremony.

Courtney Arrington, the senior class president, led the pledge of allegiance to the flag, which had been carried onto the football field by U.S. Marines. The singing of the national anthem followed, led by the school choir under the direction of Patrick Maier.

Senior Kahdijah Ali welcomed the gathering of students, parents, relatives and friends and gave a speech entitled "God's Gift." The speeches that followed were, respectively, "Lift-off 2010!" by Maya Lozinski, "To Underclassmen, Love Senior," by Deonte McCall Jr., "Greatness: Starting From the Kitchen Sink," by Ms. Arrington, and "A Note on Growing Up," by Josh Hubert.

After a recognition of foreign exchange students, the assembly heard remarks by Principal Matthew Zito, who then presented the class to Don Gibson, a board member of the Sequoia Union High School District, and assistant superintendent and soon-to-be superintendent James Lianides.

M-A staff chosen by the Class of 2010 handed diplomas to graduates as their names were called. With that, and with mortarboard tassels adjusted to reflect the seniors' new status, the event drew to a close.

Graduates

A Joanna Acosta, Zachariah O. Adham, Bryce Alexander Aebi, Hasti Sara Afsarifard, Maria Celerina Alejandre, Kahdijah A. Ali, Stephanie Alvarado, Gonzalo Alvarez, Jesus Alvarez, Susan Marlene Ambriz, Erika Andrews, Courtney Michelle Arrington, Hugo Avalos, Jason Avalos, Daniel Avila, Santos Avila, Adriana Garcia-Ayala, Sashi Alexander Lorica Ayyangar.

B Giovanna Rose Baffico, Ethan Antone Banich, Chelsey Alexandria Barnes, Nicole Rose Barnes, Fred Holcomb Bartlit IV, Margaret Beim, Hilary Sue Benedick, Rosa Veronica Campos-Berrios, Mae Harriet Bethel, Daniel Joseph Arthur Beyers, Fauzmeen Farhana Bibi, Jesus Blancas, Francisca Patricia Ormaza Bobb, Heather Lynn Bogott, Jimmy Medina-Borques, James Bothun, Hannah Elizabeth Bowersox, Amber Janine Boyd, Alexander Edward Breya, Aujae Monique Brizedine, Andrew Wayne Brodbeck, Michael Lynn Brown, III, Audrey Marie Bullwinkel, Rebecca Camille Buchsbaum, Madeline Alice Burwell.

C Denise Cailles, Kelly Rae Cain, Adrian Alberto Calderon, Cassandra Campos, Shannon Terese Carmody, Adrian Charles Carpenter, Jason S. Carpenter, Catherine Frances Carragee, Jose M. Carriel, George Alan Carruthers, Araceli Castaneda, Andrea Leon Caudillo, Thannia Cazares, Hannah Rachel Chandler, Bernardo Chacon, Jr., Eduardo Chavez, Ryan Michael Chilcoat, Eric Patrick Ching, Nicholas Norfleet Church, Zachary Dean Clarence, Ryan Anthony Coaquira, Ashby Bridgforth Cogan, Geovanna Elizabeth Figueroa Corado, Re'Ale Diane Cornelius, Sophia Chrystel Cornew, Jason Reyes Cortella.

D Michael Deady, Joseph William DeLisle, Russell John Desandre, Chelsea Helena Dillon, Nicole Marie DiSibio, Martin Dittrich, Kenneth Frank Dopp, Benjamin Mirrell V. Doronila, Rebecca Archer Dorst, Kendall Anne Dubroff, Courtney Alexandra Durdle.

E, F Caroline Anne Edwards, Hensley Shea Ellefritz, Tonga Victoria Fakalata, Allison Felt, James Fergason, Margherita Ferrero, Caliope Alexis Garcia Flores, Thomas Folker, Reed Foster, Guido Franke, James Fredericksen, Maria Monica Fuentes, Hadley M. Fussy.

G David Victor Galbraith, Ryan Gallen, Jaime Soria-Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Sandra Contreras-Garcia, Cheney Gardiner, Anna Rose Geiduschek, Nils Gilbertson, Marshall Aaron Glass, Brittany B. Goodwin, Molly Elizabeth Gould, Chris Gow, Melissa Ann Grace.

H Vivienne Halapio, Alec William Haley, James W. Hansen, David Harris II, Daniel L. Hartman, Jessica Hartman, Ryanne G. Haught, Elizabeth Birrueta-Hernandez, Iris Morales-Hernandez, Andrew J. Higgitt, Laurel Allyn Hill, Hilary Paige Hinshaw, Brian N. Hohl, Heather Robin Holyoake, Sophia Hommes, Joshua Hubert, Austin Hume, Andrea Estefhanya Huerta. I, J Ellora Thadaney Israni, William Janz, Tikhon Jelvis, Aili Jiaravanont, Jesus Osimar Varela Jimenez, Uriel Alejandro Jimenez, Barrett Rowland Johnson, Dominique Ciara Johnson.

K Sophia Danielle Kalin, Gabriel Kaplan, Corinne Keer, Jeffrey Downing Keller, Sabrina Alessandra Keller, Erin Elizabeth Kelley, Maya G. Kelley, John Joseph Kelly, Kyle J. Kessler, Jackson Kinne, Jessica Jovanis Viteri Kirton, Eugenie Maryanne Kitekeiaho, Katrina Kleck, Elena Denitsa Kolarov, Daniel Alexander Kozlowski, Viktoria Kuehn, Ashna Achal Kumar, Annie Mako Kuwabara.

L Jennifer Jazmin Ceja-Landa, Vanessa Lane, Mackenzie E. Lanigan, Yuki Nakayama-Larrabee, Matthew M. Lawson, Andreas Leed, Angelina Danielle Martinez-Lieb, Hilda Lima, Rolando A. Valencia Linares, Nicholas Hoffman Little, Vincenzo Alfonso Lo Grasso, Erick Torres-Lopez, Nancy Lizbeth Cacho Lopez, Ani Jeanne Loshkajian, Jeffrey Paul Lovegren, Alfredo Caballero Lozano, Maya Lozinski.

M Jessica Ibarra Magana, Katie Elizabeth Deras-Magana, Smeeta Maharaj, Nathaniel C. Major, Serena Mak, Allison Velmanee Malathong, Tevita Mapa, Annabelle Marcovici, Danielle Martin, Madeline Martin, Adriana Martinez, Gabriela Gonzalez Martinez, Semisi Vuki Mataele, Deanna Michelle May, Deonte McCall, Paolo Roberto McCarty, Samuel Hunter McClure, Brigid Patricia McCurdy, Chad Bernhard McKay, Garrett J. McMurtry, Karla Melchor, April Rose Melendez, Roberto Melendez, Jr., Gabriela Abarca-Mendoza, Norelba Chipres Mendoza, Rebecca Mein, Matthew Kevin Menninger, Maria Araceli Cardenas Meraz, Clara de Mello e Souza Meth, Darryl Miller, Sha'reese Carmen La'Shay Milligan, Andrew Duncan Cameron Milne, Jr., Alden S. Mitchell, Thomas W. Mitchell, Folau Moehau, Ulises Castellanos Montes, Laura Catherine Moreno, Patrick Katsumi Moriarty, Brian James Morris, Jacqueline Leigh Mosher, Alexander Nathan Most, Steven Charles Muenzen, Dominic J. Mullen, Jack Connolly Mulroe, Sergio Garcia Munoz.

N Megan Nash, Ivonne Navarrete, Jaime Josue Chavez-Navarro, Matthew Jay Newman, Gregory Thomas Nisbet, Jarrod Paul Nixon, Benjamin Joseph Chapman Nuyens

O Cristina Ochoa, Joseph Antonio Ocon, Bernadette O'Keefe, Luvia Berenice Castro-Orozco, Giovanni Guerra-Ortiz, Pablo Manuel Ortiz.

P Yesenia Pasallo, Rafael Patino, Carl Randolph Payne III, Connor Tomas Payne, Elizabeth A. Peck, Kristy Perez, Chloe Peters, Spencer Petersen, Nicholas Pica, Katherine Elizabeth Pilch, Jacob William Pinkston, Joseph Juan Piper, Mark K. Ploeger, Tania Ponce, Christopher S. Pontilo, Caprice L. Powell, Stefanie Christine Pressesky, Denise Nicole Preston, Travis Elliot Price, Jessica Mitze Pulido.

Q, R Ryan Quincy, Maria G. Quintero, Irene Carolina Ramirez, Francklin Moran Ramos, Jennifer Rechsteiner, Lena Irene Reed, Daniel Regonini, Keenan T. Rehlich, Vanessa Del Carmen Renkel, Karen Virginia Pimentel Reyes, Maria Guadalupe Pimentel Reyes, Gerardo Rico, Katherine Martinez-Rico, Isis Rios, Noel D. Rivera, Ashley Elizabeth Roberts, Alma D. Rodriguez, Alexander Webster Rohn, Marcus K. Rose, Darby N. Rosenberg, Nirvan Rouzbeh, Cameron Mills Rowland, Mirella Arias Rubio.

S Hassan Saad, Dominic Joseph Sabatini, Nori Salas, Brunella Salerno, Bryan Sanchez, Enrique Vargas Sandoval, Pia Francesca Montenegro Santos, Avinash Ajit Shah, Hana Francesca Shehadeh, Darya Guity Sheikhrezai, Lusia Sila, Ana Maria Mark da Silva, Abraham Hayward Simon, Quinntesha Damelia Simpson, Quinn A. Skidmore, Chad Slightam, Jedediah Joseph Springer, Derek R. Smith, Peyton C. Smith, Holly Rebecca Smolik, Chloe Marie Songer, Dakota Jolene Snow, Lauren Ilana Solomon, Rachel Elizabeth Solomon, Manuel de Jesus Lopez Solorzano, Christine Joy Somersett, Eleanor Ruth Spielman-Sun, Ashley Ann Starr, Benjamin W. Cohen-Stead, Natassa Anne Steck, Mallory L. Stevens, Caroline Marie Stroud, Claire Helene Sutton, Scott James Swartz.

T Amanda Rita Marie Tachis, Christy M. Tashiro, Jacob Liu Taylor, Megan Kelly Thomas, Angelina Louise Charlotte Thomson, Forrest Frasier Tiffany II, Sophia Dwight Titterton, Jasher Tonna, Francisco Javier Toribio, Marietta Teu-Sive Tuionetoa, Jessica Valasi Tuliau, Austin Michael Pontin Turner.

U, V Roy Ulukivaiola, William R. Urban, Claire Rose Uschersohn, Erik Patino-Valencia, Miguel Chris Varo, Adam Robert Vaughan, Erik B. Vaught, Jan Riane Therese Verbo, Tami Rebecca Vujovich.

W Sarah Wagner, Brett Warren, Samuel Purcell Weber, Anne Weil, Jehzeel Marquez-Wences, Taylor Ann Wentz, Evan Miles West, T'Andra Ngozi White, Cynthia Marylin Williams, Da'Shawn La'Tonya Williams, Jack J. Williams, Sarah Grace Winters, Keiko Grace Wolff, Christine Monet Wozniak, Eric Spencer Wright.

Y, Z Rigoberto Maciel Yah, Mehrad Yazdi, Argenis Zarco, Stephanie Rose Zoccatelli, Camille Simone Zolopa, Adam M. Zuckerman, Ernesto Zuniga.

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