Menlo Park: La Entrada graduates 149 eighth-graders


La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park held its graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 11, in the school gym.

Grace King, Associated Student Body president, was the master of ceremonies. Dillon Galvin, ASB treasurer, led the flag salute. Walker Seymour, ASB community service liaison, introduced the student speakers. Superintendent Lisa Cesario of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District welcomed the students, their families and guests.

The program featured speeches by students Cecilia Hanna, Grace King, Cole Pritchard and Trystan Uphoff. There were also short, recorded reflections by each of the 149 eighth-graders.

Principal Shannon Potts announced student awards in a variety of categories.

Cooper Gran, eighth-grade student coordinator, presented the class gift, which this year is a podium.

Assistant Principal Sonya Dineen announced the names of the graduates. Richard Ginn, president of the governing board and Ms. Potts presented the graduates to the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board members: William Steinmetz, John Earnhardt, Christy Heaton and Diane Honda.

A reception was provided by the PTA parents immediately following the graduation. The graduates celebrated later at a party, planned by their parents, in the school's Jensen Hall.


A-C Isabella Abarca, Emerald Adair, Imanol Angulo Sainz, Klara Astrom, Beckett Avary, Amelia Bailey, Giselle Ball, Molly Banks, William Beasley, Timothee Berthier, Amrita Bhasin, Baylie Bofenkamp, Saarth Bonde, Brice Buathier, John Canessa, Xavier Carrou, Caroline Casolo, Alexander Castile, Sydney Cheek, Hannah Chew, William Colbert, Alexander Coleman Stavridis, Kai Conley, Anna Crousore

D-J Finnegan DePuy, Katherine Derrough, Jonathan Dicks, Natalie Dicks, John Dillabough, Luke DiMartino, Lauren Dineen, Christopher DiSibio, Nicole Dundas, Jessica Eagle, Annika Ebert, Ben Eisenstat, Tara Ellingson, Kaitlin Marie Espiritu, Oron Estes, Lata i Finehika Fetu u, Giselle Fierro, Erica Fischer, Erick Flores, Miguel Flores, Alec Friedsam, Danielle Gafni, Dillon Galvin, Ariana Gaxiola, Sophia Giarrusso, Nils Glader, Cooper Gran, James Guillen, Lauren Gursky, Sandra Gutierrez, Mayra Gutierrez Lucatero, Cecilia Hanna, James Harshman, Greta Hoffman, Takeshi Inoue, Luca Johnson, Siri Joustra

K-P Thomas Kelly, David Kelmar, James Kinder, Alexander King, Grace King, Rhys Krappe, Kiran Kruse, Miyu Kuboi, Conrad Kuhlmann, Mason Lau, Matthew Le, Anna Blanca Leake, Zoe Levitan, Heriberto Lombera, Sophia Longo, Hector Maldonado, Karina Maldonado, Margaret Malecek, Lindsey Marcus, Valery Marin Revolorio, Cole Mediratta, Andrew Min, Gabriella Molano, Lauren Molitz, Maxine Moss, Emilie Mueller, Karen Mueller, Miranda Mueller, Lakshmidurga Murahari, Mahalakshmi Murahari, Marquise Nelson, Eva Neumann, Matthew Neumann, Ashley Nguyen, Erin Noble, Madeline Oliver, Joseph Olshausen, Jessica O'Neill, Priscila Palafox Duran, Haley Patane, Hannah Perez Parsons, Caitlyn Perkocha, Elizaveta Pertseva, Mitra Pezeshki, Charlotte Plewman, Cameron Plume, Aashka Popat, Veronica Pratt, Henry Price, Cole Pritchard

Q-Z Thomas Rehor, Julien Reid, Alejandro Romero Ruiz, Alejandro Ross, Tae Rugh, Sierra Sakrison, Giovanni Saldivar Zetina, Noah Savelson, Luke Scandlyn, Kumali Schoen, Matthew Scopazzi-Beatty, Robert Seiguer, Walker Seymour, Allen Shahshahani, Charles Smith, Maxim Sokolov, Austin Stern, Thomas Sullivan, Katherine Summers, Kostandino Sweezy, Cole Taylor, Alexandra Thanassi, Amelia Threatt, Kathryn Thurston, Samuel Timm, John Tully, Trystan Uphoff, Thomas Vesely, Xaime Vina Patino, Anshul Vinayak, Anthony Waller, Olivia Weil, Abigail Weiss, Matthew Westly, Weston White, Max Wong, Jonathan Woodland, Zoe Zaharias

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