Corte Madera grads head on to high schoolSeventy eighth-graders in Corte Madera School's Class of 2010 graduated from the middle school and the Portola Valley School District on June 13, during a traditional ceremony in the school's multi-purpose room.
The school band of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders played the processional, "Pomp and Circumstance," under the direction of band teacher Jason Braun.
Student body co-presidents Kelly Moran and Matt Myers led the pledge of allegiance and welcomed students, families, teachers and guests.
Principal Carol Piraino spoke, then a trio of eighth-graders, chosen by their classmates, presented speeches they had written.
Roger Romani's speech was "Diversity"; Forrest Sill's, "Hop on Top with Corte Madera Teachers"; and Alexandra Vlassova's, "Mistakes."
Classmates Kai Banks and Alexandra Vlassova sang a duet, "Pulchinello" by H.A. VanderCook.
Allison Harman and Kelly Willard, student council co-vice-presidents, presented the class gift to the school — a black Panther statue and a popcorn machine.
Principal Piraino presented the diplomas
An outdoor reception, hosted by the sixth-grade parents, was held after the ceremony.
The graduates celebrated earlier June 10 at Grad Night, planned by their parents at Portola Valley Town Center.
A-C Alexander Andrighetto, Zachary Armsby, Kai Banks, Amanda Barth, Charlotte Beriker, Julia Buchsbaum, Kyle Cahners, Nicholas Chang, William Chargin, Eduard Cornew, Thomas Cornew
D-G< Jessie Dalman, Tynan Dewes, Kristine Diedrich, Devan Dutta, Scott Evans, Emilio Flamenco, Kelsey Flower, Alex Freeman, Jeffrey Garver, Mark Gerhart, Wyatt Giampa, Lauren Giurata, Simon Greenhill
H-L Sarah Hagadone, Allison Harman, Sutton Howard, Ally Howe, Avery Humphreys, Brian Jaggers, Ramiro Jauregui, Kyle Larsen, Jonathan Lee, Jorge Lopez
M Hayden MacArthur, Holden Mackey, Isaac Madrid, Alison McBride, GabrielMcLarnan, Bryant Menjivar, Mara Ann Midiere, Everett Moiseff, Katherine Moore, Kelly Moran, Emily Moreton, Matthew Myers
N-R Courtney Nahmens. Eliza Ozden. Isaac Polkinhorne, Joseph Putnam, Kaitlin Putnam, Gregory Ramies, Georgia Reid, Aaron Reiss, Siobhan Rickert, Roger Romani
S-V Reuben Sarwal, Ruth Sarwal, Georgia Savoca, Forrest Sill, Jessie Strober, Matthew Surber, Quinn Sweetnam, Charlie Tidmarsh, Sophie Tregon, John Trudelle, Paul Vetter, Alexandra Vlassova, Mackenzie Walter, Kelly Willard
Marjorie Mader compiled the information for this story.