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Cover Story - June 12, 2013

Graduation 2013: Hitting a high note

M-A graduates launched on patriotic note

Oh, what heights they'll hit. The Looney Tunes Overture, performed by the Menlo-Atherton High School Concert Band and Orchestra, lent an optimistic and mildly comical note to the start of the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013 on June 6. There are 418 candidates for graduation in the class.

The ceremony began as it always has at M-A with notes of patriotism. A contingent of U.S. Marines marched out onto Coach Parks football field carrying the U.S. flag, Senior class president Dana Thomas led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the band and choir sang "America the Beautiful."

Four graduates spoke: Eduardo Gonzalez talked of the challenges ahead, Danbi Byun described her path of success at M-A, Tyler Finn asked "What's next?" and Randy Oliver advised his peers about the importance of a positive attitude.

Two foreign exchange students, Sofia Blixt of Sweden and Marino Santos Gutierrez of Spain, also graduated and were recognized.

In parting, the choir performed a mix of popular songs, then maroon tassels were turned and maroon hats were tossed.

Candidates for graduation

A

Karen Abarca, Johnathan Werber Adams, Alexander Edward Aguiar, Gisel Aguilar, Luis Javier Aguilera, Diana Lizbeth Alejandre Morales, Irania Alfaro, Berenyce Alonso-Castro, Anne Evangeline Altman-Merino, Aiza Alvi, Marcos Amaral, Jennifer Angulo-Gaxiola, Anna Nicole Argente, Julieta Arreola, Connor Carl Arrington, Noemi Arroyo, Maggie Hosay Asher

B

Brittney Sara Quinn Badduke, George Andre Baier, Daisy Patricia Baires- Lucas, Olivia Catherine Baker, Jose Luis Barajas, Mariela Barajas, Noa Barak, Naomi Rene Barker, Francisco Barragan Ayala, Yolanda Barraza-Ramirez, Temuulen Bat-Enkh, Jacqueline Rontale Bauzon, Sharef Marqees Beckum-Swearington, Trent C. Benedick, Hanna Kristen Berggren, Cassandra Cecilia Bethel, Samantha Emily Bloom, Spencer Aidan Bonham, Thomas Adam Bonham, Pedro Bonilla Falla, Diana Wells Boyle, John Alexander Boyle, Christopher James Brody, Thomas Jean Bucka, Gabrielle Stephanie Busque, Danbi Byun

C

Chelsea Calvillo, Edwin Enrique Cano, Wilson Cano Rodriguez, Lesley Carbajal, Cameron Davis Carlomagno, Emily Anne Carlson, John Angelo Carmassi, John Williams Carmichael, Erika Carrera- Cervantes, Kathryn Rae Carruthers, Bianca Jazmin Castro, John Christian Cendejas-Pena, Christopher Douglas Chaffin, Mariana Carmela Teresa Yasmin Chahrouri, Alex Chavez, Caleb Yau-Yin Cheng, Jeremy Ryan Chow, Stephen Alan Chu, Cristian Alexander Claros-Pino, James Zachery Cogan, Ethan Mayer Cohen, Kevin Burton Cole, Rebekah Anne Collins, Chase Alden Connell, Laura Guadalupe Corona, Jose Aledelmo Cortes-Aleman, Leydy Stefany Cortez Acevedo, Alejandra Cortez-Martinez, Erin Marie Cox, Elizabeth Cruz, Daisy Cuevas, Angel Emmanuel Cuschieri

D

Ross Andrew Dairiki, Anna Wymande Benedictis, Zachary Lawrence Deal, Lauren Avery Diamond, Daniel Diaz, Katelyn Alessandra Doherty, Bianca Corine Villanueva Doronila, Dominique Dow, Donovan Dow, Alejandra Duran, Amal Isandro Duriseti, Madeline Keith Dutton-Gillett

E

Jenna Kathryn Ebert, Luz Maria Elicea-Reyes, Hannah Sean Ellefritz, Jose Erazo, Xavier Escobedo, Hernan Andree Espinal-Velasquez, Gabriel Alessandro Estacuy, Carla Vanessa Estrada, Connor J. Patrick Evans

F

Eseta Amanda Faasisila, Ashley Nicole Fajardo, Ilaisaane Gratia Bernadette Fakalata, Sara Fallon, Xin Fang, Faauli Kimberly Fanuatanu, Jennifer Nicole Feldis, Justine Anne Ferry, Tyler Hellick Finn, Scott Cainelli Fleishman, Lilian Stephanie Flores Alonzo, Yolanda Flores Gonzalez, Eduardo Flores Mata, Niesha Nichelle Ford, Scott Fowler, Jenna Lynn Fox, Madison Nomizu Frame, Alexander M. Freeman, Peter McLean Freschi, Emma Rose Fronberg, Juei-Yun Fu, William R. Fuller

G

Jamar M. Gaddis, Kelly Evelyn Gaherty, Ayesha Sunit Gaikwad, Nicholas Fields Gallagher, Kenia Galvez, Delia Garcia, Everlin Garcia, Humberto Jesus Garcia, Yanet Garcia Gil, Nimsi Nain Garcia Sandoval, Esteban Garcia Valdez, Cynthia Lucinda Garcia Villalobos, Sandra Garcia-Fraire, Stephanie Vanessa Garcia-Palacios, Liliana Paola Garibay-Gonzalez, Kaia Raquel Garrity, Meredith Geaghan-Breiner, Fitzgerald De La Cruz Geonzon, Ani Rose Ghazarossian, Brandon Gichane Bell, Janessa H. Gil, Valerie K. Giordano, Jesus Godinez, Brenda Arely Godoy Deras, Ariana Gonzalez, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jacqueline Guadalupe Gonzalez, Araceli Gonzalez Gonzalez, Carlos Eduardo Gonzalez Renteria, Dana Joy Gornick, Kadri McCrea Green, Charles Austin Grose, Jascilla Marie Guevara, Kimberly Guizar Rodriguez, Kevin Gutierrez, Priscilla Miriah Gutierrez, Yajaira Gutierrez, Fiona Quinn Gutierrez-Dewar, Rubi Guzman

H

Julia J. Hafer, Risa Lynn Hammel, Aliya Hasoon, Katherine Sanford Hayse, Connor James L. Hegarty, Andres Hernandez, Orlando Hernandez, Norma Hernandez Barba, Maria Fernanda Hernandez Noriega, Isaac Hernandez-Luna, Roman Herrera B., Patrick Mansfield Hilligoss, Alexander C Hoeflich, Michael Scott Hohl, Harrison Ray Holland-McCowan, Katherine Lang Holliday, Gabriel Ventura Huerta, Nicholas William Fackler Hug

I, J

Marina Ikeno, Maya Thadaney Israni, Brandon Jackson, Maria Jelvis, Christopher L Jones, Rahmeen Joshua Jones,

K

Sarah Shepherd Katz, Erika Rosalyn Keer, Brian S. Kelley, Andrew Robert Kemp-Dahlberg, Michelle Claire Kenney, Radhika R. Khatod, Kotaro Kihira, Simone Mireille King, Casey Lee Kiyohara, Qvintin Victor Koister, James Michael J Kollar-Gasiewski, Phillip A. Korolog, Jacquelyn Marie Krantz

L

Matthew Crane La Douceur, Jeremmie Ching Lun Lai, Tyrone T Lampley, Caitlyn Ashley Lanigan, Erin Emiko LaPorte, Ivana Nicole Bondoc Layosa, Matthew Ryan Lee, Marc LeGrand, Vincent Michael Leoni, Juan Leyva Maldonado, Thomas Michael Liggett, Connor Johnson Lindquist, Elizabeth Grace Alice Lipps, Kira Ann Lober, Ismael Lombera, Alexei Lopez, Jasmine Maria Lopez, Alexia Lopez, Elizabeth Lopez Garcia, Luis Eduardo Lopez Hernandez, Jesus Lopez Villalon, John Michael Lovegren, Alexia Aimee Lozano Villalon, Nina Lozinski, Katrina Marie Lytle

M

Roger Ashton Few Macfarlane, Nancy Viviana Macias Osorio, Jennifer Rosario Macias-Castro, Alexis Victoria Magana, Adrian Ismael Magana, Rolando Magana-Martinez, Katherine Susan von watcher Mahler, Anthony Marin, Nolan Ren-Heh Martin, Cynthia Yvett Martinez, Luis Jose Martinez Aparicio, Samuel Martinez Arandas, Laura Emily May, Sean C McBirney, Ross Thomas McBride, Arielle Scheer McMahon, Suzanna Mae McMurtry, Jesus Heliodoro Medina Salas, Roxanne Noel Mein, Heather Rose Melendez, Alejandro Mellin Cuevas, Samuel John Melville, Elvia Libertad Mendoza, Daisy Menjivar Armas, Viridiana Meraz Cambron, Gilbert Ronald Mesec III, John Pascal Messerschmidt, Sabrina Celeste Mijares, Madison Kelsey Miller, Rebecca Ilene Milman, Flint Trautner Mitchell, Mele Louahi Moimoi, Hugo Monroy Sanchez, Clark Edward Moore, Zachery A. Moore, Christian Samuel Mora Vazquez, Jesus Alberto Morales, Jonathan Ronaldo Morataya, Daniel Quinn Moritz-Rabson, Kyla Wang Moss, Jason Todd Mouchawar, Kathleen Diveny Muenzen, Nicholas A. Mullen, Brooke Freia Muschott

N

Ashley Nair, Jessica Archana Nair, Madeline Fay Napel, Jacqueline Eseta Navarro, Neeka Melody Nazhand, Katherine Jean Nealis, Khemnastaaki Neterab, Karly Cynthia Newman, Alexa Chia-Hsuen Ng-Quinn, My Ha Nguyen, Jade Nichols, Gabriela Williamson Nighan, Ana Maria Nolasco, Melissa Mae Nuckolls, Zoe Claire Chapman Nuyens

O

Keifer John O'Hara, Joe Ochoa, Jonathan Peter O'Farrell, Nicholas Brendan O'Farrell, Rino Oguchi, Yessica Ojeda, Randy Kieth Oliver, Alejandro Elias Olivera, Blake Taichi Olsen, Julia Herani Olson, Morgan Olson Fabbro, Isai Emmanuel Olvera, Victor Adrian Ortega Lucio, Liliana Ortiz Huerta, Brittany Lynn Osbaldeston

P

Janet Lotolua Pale, Janet Jennifer Pantoja, Erendira Elizabeth Parra, James M. Patch, Yazmine Lynette Patino, Jason York Paulin, Francelli Yajaira Payan Morfin, Leticia Isabele Pena Garcia, Jason Perez, Juan Manuel Perez Jr., Maria del Carmen Perez-Mendez, Evan Makino Perkins, Keilani Sheree Petelo, Jacob Pfau, Danielle Manuela Pintz, Sigori Tionne Pirtle, Tajaleke Powell, Benjamin Samuel Prudhomme

Q, R

Vivian Qiu, Bernardo Guardado Quevedo, Eduardo Ramirez Landa, Megan Mae Rash, Erika Rasmussen, Hannah Rose Rechsteiner, Emilia Grace Reed, David Allen Reeves Jr, Brizzia Reyes Tapia, Monika Audrey Richardson, Miguel Angel Rico Santana, Keionte Ahjohnae Roberson, Tajianna Daniella-Sharee Robinson, Veronica Martha Robles, Sofia Rodriguez, Sergio Israel Rodriguez Reyes, Campbell Roellig, German Romero Soto, Peter Roumeliotis,

S

Victor Manuel Saldivar-Bucio JR., Antonella Salerno, Esteban Jose Samra, Adrian Sanchez, Daniella Rebecca Sanchez, Jessica Sanchez, Jonathan Sanchez-Jimenez, April Marie Sandoval Delrio, Hector Daniel Santana, Richard Arjun Sarwal, Justin N Sayavong, Jenna Renae Scandalios, Christopher Duk WahScherm, Matthew Reynolds Schertler, Brittany Elizabeth Scheuch, Olivia Noelle Schmidt, David Frederick Schmitt, Breanna Caroline Sevy, Claire M. Sharif, Michael Sheffield, Xueying Shen, Saga Sunshine Shermis, Steven Kazuo Shimbo, Elena D Siegel, Peter James Siegler, Pedro Sierra, Maria Del Rosario Sierra Suarez, Allison T. Silverman, Andrea Valentina Simes, Kenneth Michael Simpson, Rema Karishma Singh, Benjamin Payte Smith, Justin Nicholas Smith, Lauren Chase Smith, Payton Alexis Smith, Sean Wilson Simmons Smith, Jacob H. Solomon, Olivia Nicole Solomon, Julio Soto Arzate, Maxwell Albert Spielman-Sun, Alison Kathleen Spindt, Amanda Marie Stahler, Cassie Angeline Stansberry, Rita Renee Strauter, Patrick Clayton Summers, Jenna Nicole Swartz,

T

Johnny G. Taione, Teisa Takau, Christina Harumi Takayama, Taylor Tam, Samuel Franklin Tasch, James Michael Tedesco, Mafikaunanga Vaiuinita Teu, Talaiasi Niutupuivaha Teu, Surafael Evar Tewolde, Dana Marie Thomas, Matthew Joseph Tinyo, Paul John Titterton, Luis Torres, Rodrigo Torres-Zarate, Chayan Lee Tronson,

U, V

Andrew Barry Uphoff, Jesus Guadalupe Valdez Gastelum, Vanessa Valencia, Salvador Alejan Valencia Godinez, Jessica Vargas, Jesus Armando Vargas Lozano, Monica A. Vasquez, Karin Kendall Vaughan, Felix Velazquez, Edgar Miguel Villa-Chavez, Yasary Yuritzi Villalobos, Sara E Vitale,

W, Z

Elissa Kalei Webb, William Andrew Wells, Ryan Lee Wentz, Benjamin K Wiener, Vanessa Mei Wijaya, Kennedy Ann Wilkerson, Joshua James Williams, Megan MacKay Wiseman, Kristen Marie Wong, Nicole Rose Wong, Katharine Anne Woods, Gabriella Emanuela Zanutta, Ignacio Nacho Zavala - Quinonez, Jonathan Andrew Zdasiuk, Eduwiges Zepeda

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