Hillview Middle School's class of eighth-graders had their moment in the sun with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, June 5, on the campus blacktop with musical accompaniment by the Hillview Band.
Chosen by the graduating class to speak at the ceremony was retiring Principal Mike Moore, who shared his thoughts and insights with both graduates and parents.
The ceremony culminated with Mr. Moore's presentation of the class of 2009, to their core teachers, who handed out diplomas to the 224 graduating students from the Menlo Park City School District.
Assisting the core teachers were two of Hillview's science teachers, Alicia Payton and Susan Arrington, who were also chosen by the graduates.
A reception for the graduates and their guests, hosted by parents of the seventh-grade class, took place immediately after the ceremony. A grad night party, sponsored by the graduates' parents and held in the school's multi-use room, was set for later that evening.
A Johnathan Adams, Jocelyn Aledo, Anne Altman-Merino, Marcos Amaral, Anna Argente, Connor Arrington, Maggie Asher, Alexander Augustus, Justin Austin, Jamie Ayon-Facundo
B Brittney Badduke, Gretchen Bahr, Mackenzie Baker, Noa Barak, Temuulen Barklow, Yolanda Barraza, Trent Benedick, Isaac Berez, Hanna Berggren, Marc Bermudez, Cassandra Bethel, Jennifer Blair, Samantha Bloom, Jack Boyle, Michael Brett, Todd Brock, Christopher Brody, Thomas Bucka,Helen Burke, Gabrielle Busque
C Jordan Capelle, Keenan Carr, Kathryn Carruthers, Annie Chen, Caleb Cheng, Madeline Child, Zachery Cogan, Kevin Cole, Chase Connell, Grant Coultas, Erin Cox, Lea Croizet, Angel Cuschieri
D Ross Dairiki, Anna de Benedictis, Zachary Deal, George Dean, Isaac Demma, Fiona Dewar, Lauren Diamond, Kristen DiGioia, Katelyn Doherty, Christina Dong, Kaelen Dunn, Amal Duriseti
E-F Elizabeth Eder, Luz Elicea, Nathan Elkins, Hannah Ellefritz, Hernan Espinal, Connor Evans, Xin Fang, Julia Farino, Joe Farned, Amy Farnworth, Jennifer Feldis, Kimberly Felt, Madison Frame, Peter Freschi, Emma Fronberg, Madeline Frye, Yvonne Fu, William Fuller
G Timothy Gachot, Nicholas Gallagher, Meredith Geaghan-Breiner, Ani Ghazarossian, Brandon Gichane-Bell, Janessa Gil, Paul Gilles, Ariana Gonzalez, Eduardo Gonzalez, Christopher Gorman, Kadri Green, Charles Grose
H Julia Hafer, Risa Hammel, Zackery Harper, Aliya Hasoon, Paxon Hayati-Rezvan, Katherine Hayse, Alexia Hernandez, Caitlin Hilligoss, Patrick Hilligoss, Bret Hinrichs, Michael Hoffman, Michael Hohl, Katherine Holliday, Matthew Holmes, Gabriel Huerta, Nicholas Hug
I-K Marina Ikeno, Olivia Ives, Frances Jimenez, Elliot Jones, Arthur Jongebloed, Rebecca Kaplan, Ryan Karle, Sarah Katz, Erika Keer, Brian Kelley, Scott Kelley, Andrew Kemp-Dahlberg, Simone King, Julia Kirik
L Erin Laporte, Matthew Leanse, Griffin Lee, Allison Levison, Charlotte Lewis, Thomas Liggett, Kirsten Lindelsee, Connor Lindquist, Kira Lober, Nina Lozinski
M Kelly McBride, Ross McBride, Conor McGannon, Arielle McMahon, Suzanna McMurtry, Francesca Meffert, Heather Melendez, Gilbert Mesec, John Messerschmidt, Flint Mitchell, Mele Moimoi, Clark Moore, Danielle Moragne, Arthur Morgan, Jason Mouchawar, Nicholas Mullen
N Nicholas Naclerio, Kamron Nafarieh, Ashley Nair, Jessica Nair, Madeline Napel, Abigail Nash, Katherine Nealis, Alexa Ng-Quinn, Olivia Nicholls, Jade Nichols, Samantha Novak-Federmeyer, Melissa Nuckolls, Zoe Nuyens
O-R Keifer O'Hara, Julia Olson, Janet Pale, James Patch, Jason Paulin, Danielle Pintz, Nicolas Piper, Benjamin Prudhomme, Erika Rasmussen, Will Reardon, Hannah Rechsteiner, Emilia Reed, Katherine Reed, David Reeves, Wyatt Richards, Monika Richardson, Campbell Roellig, Paola Rosales, Samantha Rosensweig, PeterRoumeliotis, Erik Ryde
S Antonella Salerno, April Sandoval, Kayla Satzger, Amanda Schenk, Olivia Schmidt, William Sexton, Claire Sharif, Michael Sheffield, Allison Silverman, Rema Singh, Justin Smith, Lauren Smith, Payton Smith, Sean Smith, Jacob Solomon, Olivia Solomon, Nicolas Spindola, Jack Stanek, Rebecca Stark, Patrick Summers, Jenna Swartz
T-V Ken Tamme, Samuel Tasch, Lucy Tashman, Dylan Taylor, Mafikaunanga Teu, Talaiasi Teu, Sura Tewolde, Dana Thomas, Emma Thygesen, Michael Tinsley, Andrew Uphoff, Sofie Van Creveld, Karin Vaughan, Sara Vitale
W-Z Jeremy Wain Hirschberg, Kyle Wallau, John Wang, Daniel Warner, Elissa Webb, Ryan Wentz, Phillip White, Corey Whitman, Benjamin Wiener, Vanessa Wijaya, Kennedy Wilkerson, Christopher Williams, Katharine Woods, Gabriella Zanutta.