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M-A high graduation: Celebrating the day, thinking about tomorrow

 

Four students spoke on June 2 at the graduation ceremony for the 439 seniors of Menlo-Atherton High School's Class of 2016.

Olivia Luna gave remarks on the "Class of Champions," Bryce Rodgers on "Only The Beginning," Olliver Pelayo on "Providing Context" and Christopher Tinsley on "Our First Step."

The ceremony began with the student concert band and orchestra, under the direction of Kent Kurrus, playing "America the Beautiful," followed by selections from the film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and the theme from Loonie Tunes, and concluding with "Pomp and Circumstance."

The Menlo-Atherton Choirs, directed by Patrick Maier, sang the national anthem. Later in the ceremony, the choirs sang "One Day" and "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow," by Fleetwood Mac. (Band members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are M-A alumni.)

Candidates for graduation

A Emmanuel Acevedo, Carlos Alfredo Acosta-Linares, Luis Enrique Acosta-Linares, Emily Rose Addicott, Brandon Aguirre, Raymond Alexander Aldridge, Demetri Victor Alfano, Diego Ernesto Alfaro Orellana, Orbelina Alvarado Carranza, Timothy James Andersen, Aubrey Elise Anderson, Reyna Karen Arroyo Ortiz, Melvin Roberto Avelar Santos.

B Madeleine Suden Baier, Julie Ann Bailard, Joseph Paul Baran, Kathryn Nora Bariteau, Jesus Barragan, Joseph Sterling Batsford, Molly Elizabeth Baxter, Jack Edward Beasley, Katherine Ilona Beebe, Elena Romane Lilith Belk, Sofia Maria Bergmann, Mathilde Amelie Andree Berthier, Dominic Daniel Betancourth, Jaya Alessandra Blanchard, Ulises Aaron Blanco Lopez, Alexander Julian Bliss, Joshua Reed Bogomilsky, Saghi Bonakdar, Alejandra Jazmin Brambila, Lars Axel Brenner, Molly Eliot Briggs, Lauren Alexandra Bruce, Kyle Thomas Bryan, Jessica Alejandra Burgos, Vincent Busque.

C Juan Caballero Lozano, Dylan Isai Calderon, Samantha A. Calderon, James Angus Calhoon, Charles Tabor Campbell, Stephen Macaulay Carhart, Alexander BurkeLim Carlson, Sarah Elizabeth Carlson, Jessica Carrera Cervantes, Abigail Magaly Carrillo Diaz, Shaun Carter, Maritza Casillas, David Castillo, Daniel Harold Chaiken, Lesley Liberty Chavez Miranda, Maria Socorro Chavez, Henry Warren Choi Freeman, Sergio Chombo Rodriguez, Celina Michelle Chow, Leah Liu Chueh, Luiza Nacif Coelho, Jonathan Edwards Cogan, Leanna Michelle Collins, Matthew Byron Conn, Kevin Skyler Conrad, Trudy Taylor Conrad, Karina Contreras Contreras, Jessica Abigail Corona, Christopher Aaron Crevelt, Annalisa Grace Crowe, Alan Cruz, Jaime M Cruz, Melissa Cruz Bringas, Joselinne Angelica Cruz Santizo, Gloria Angelina Cuevas, Charles Evan Cummings.

D Drake Charles Dahl, Jonathan Danner Jennings, Natasha Loisi Manukailopa De La Fuente, Cameron DelRosso, Chase DelRosso, Elisha J.R. Dennis, Catherine Elizabeth DePuy, Clara Quan Dewey, Montserrat C. Diaz, Andrew Wade Dignum, Andrew Guy Disibio, Kyle Andrew Dixon, Miranda Jane Dobberstein, Nicholas Flint Donahue, Dominic Blaise Duarte.

E Desean Marquise Earls, David Ebert, Alexandra Jehran Ebrahimi, Chrystopher Alexander Echeverria, Mitchell Grayer Eisenstat, Ari Raphael Eisner, Naomi Elizabeth Elkins, Evelyn Etzel Escobar Jaimes, Jose Antonio Esquivel, Samantha Ines Esquivel, Daniel Estrada, Thomas George Evans-Barton, Jay Everett.

F Tara J. Fahimi, Edward Reupena Falefa, Jaquelin Farias, Brooke FitzJames Faulkner, Leslie Karina Felix Bastidas, John William Fenstermaker, Mostyn Scott Fero, Alexa Elizabeth Finn, Christian Renzo Fioretti, Lucas Edward Fioretti, Kerlin Marisol Flores Salgado, Osilio Maurizio Florese, Courtney Salamasina Foliaki, Zoe Emilie Peterschild-Ford, Max Isak Fors, Stella Alexandra Fors, Laura Francesca Fovinci, Elena Dyann Marie Fox, Sydney Nomizu Frame, Reed Emory Carter Fratt, Alexander Jack Friedman, Justin Wade Friedsam, Thomas Joseph Fuller, Ilaisanne Vaotuputupu Fusimalohi.

G Michael Edwin Galarneau, Yiran Gao, Zuleima Janeth Garcia Mendoza, Cindy Liliana Garcia Mira, Ericela Sarai Garcia Turcios, Ramiro A. Garcia, Bernardo Garcia-Infante, Jermaine Garner, Regina Garyunova, Juan De Dios Gastelum Urquidez, Gabriel Gaubert, Julia Blythe Geaghan-Breiner, Beethoven Gilmer Gerber, Rachel Marie Gerber, Marcus Aronsen Gershenberg, Gabriella Marie Giordano, Isabelle A. Goitia Jensen, Tonya Goltsev, Kemberly Gomez Perez, Daniel Gonzales Martinez, Anahi Gonzalez, Zaira Jocelyn Gonzalez, Santiago M. Gonzalez, Paula Rebeca Gonzalez Padilla, Lesly Gissel Gopar Chavez, Karly J Gorman, Jackson Levi Goudey, Spencer A. Gran, Jack Louis Gray, Jacob Adon Greenwald, Fernando Gutierrez, Monika Isabel Gutierrez, Nathaniel Gutierrez, Adonay Antonio Guzman, Francisco Javier Guzman, Joshua Anderson Guzman Perez, Ricardo Guzman Jr.

H Alexander Erik Hakanson, Lucy Olivia Hall, John Charles Hamren, Echo Jordan Takahashi Hansen, Patrick John Hansen, Cristian Ricardo Hernandez, Kandy Florecita Hernandez Caceres, Echo Jordan Takahashi Hansen, Patrick John Hansen, Blake Riley Henry, Cristian Ricardo Hernandez, Kandy Florecita Hernandez Caceres, Abraham Alejandro Hernandez Luna, Juan Hernandez-Mendoza, Benjamin Garrison Hickman, Monique Rochelle Hill, Jamie Michelle Himler, Viena Elodie Ebtehaj Hoffmann, Ryan Easton Malnassy Honig, Eddie Hughes IV, Ahjenique Hughes-James, Christian Kane Huhn.

I, J Salvador Andres Ibarra, Olivia Kyoko Jackson, Kevin Jiang, Jack Ross Jensen, Matthew LaRash Johnston, Gunnar William Jongebloed, Benjamin Jonathan Juarez Garcia.

K Jorja Mere Kahn, Alexander Scott Kalinske, Naomi Wairimu Kamau, Benjamin Marks Katz, Aliza Eliana Katzman, Emma Casie Kaufman, Danny Meza Keane, Molly Olivia Kearnan, Amanda Kelly, Jennifer Marie Kelly, Alexandra Rose Kemp-Dahlberg, Matthew Scott Kenney, Kailen William-Peter Kershner, Ritwik Kesavath, Teresa Evelyn Killmond, Alexander Sungju Kim, Jaimie Lyn Kirkpatrick, Ryan Samuel Klapper, Delilah Heitzmann Kline, Lauren Virginia Koenig, Kathryn Rose Kramer, Kyle David Kranen, Anna Nicolayevna Kulikov, Vera Nicolayevna Kulikov

L Eric Reuben Laderman, Elizabeth Celine Lahey, Mary Amanda Lane, Robert Harris Lane, Deisy Lara, George Andre Leafa, Trevor J.F. LeFebvre, Todd Henry Lehman, Ellen Marie LeMieux, Reave Griffin Levy, Tucker James Lico, Abigail June Lindquist, Alexandra Catherine Lobdell, Hailey Michele Lofgren, Yuridia Lombera, Eduardo Lombera Sanchez, Adrian G. Lopez, Fernando Lopez, Jorge Lopez Arredondo, Eduardo Antonio Lopez Valadez, Paola Jasmine Lopez-Solorzano, Moneeke Louie, Kasey Stewart Love, Olivia Patricia Luna, Alexis Lupian Corona.

M Robert Andrew Macdonald, Logan Mariah Maines, Tatum Alexis Maines, Sami Fifita Makaafi, Matthew Lewis Marianacci, Leslie Berenis Marin, Melissa Marin Sanchez, Bevin Ren-Ai Martin, Joseph Alan Martin, Brianna Vonae Martinez, Jazmin Martinez, Chloe Mauvais, John McDermott Maxwell, Hector Gabriel Mayen Gonzalez, Emma Claire McLeod, Sarah Anne McLeod, Taylor Leeann Mendiola, Natalie Mendoza, Mario Eliceo Menjivar Armas, Enedina Meza Martinez, Nathanael John Middel, Leila Claire Milanfar, Mayra Millan Perez, Noah Emery Pollak Milman, Tania Lizbeth Miranda Gonzalez, Talia Danielle Missan, Kathryn Whitfield Mohr, Marcus Ositini Paea I Fatu O Aiga Moimoi, Jocelyn Monroy Campos, Nathaniel William Montes, Marina Eleanor Moore, Leanna Moreno, Julia P. Moreton, Elizabeth Anne Muenzen, Erik Williamson Muir, Adriaan Mulder, Ellen Renee Murphy, Luis Fernando Murrieta Aguilera, Austin Edward Muschott, Fatin Mustafa

N Jael Naranjo Zavala, Deisy Denisse Narvaez Garcia, Paloma Isabel Nava-Salazar, Patrick Alexander Nelson, Isabel Grace Nichols, Alejandro Williamson Nighan, Sophia Maryam Nikravesh.

O Francisco Javier Ochoa, Sarah Guadalupe Ochoa, Nicholas John Olson, Sharon Ontiveros Cuevas, Ethan Saxman Oro, Berta Ortega Sencion, Jose Luis Oseguera

P Sienna Necile Pallesen, Cynthia Pantoja Arteaga, Dante Manosa Paquin, Josue Elias Parada Chavarria, Martin Jordan Payne, Olliver Pelayo, Jonathan Alexander Perez, Silvia Perez, Fernando Perez Gomez, Paloma Perez Parsons, Alden J. Perrine, Reed Daniel Pickus, Alexander Joseph Pinto, Ludbins Alan Ponce, Jorge Newhall Pont, Jack William Posthauer, Holly Elyse Pounders, Ruth Saharay Preciado, Jocelyn Prieto Garcia, Jeffrey Stern Propp, Jordan Kaplan Prudhomme.

Q, R Cole Masaru Brendan Quinn, Patrick Ryan Quinn, Christina Shannon Ralston, Ashley Ramirez, Kelli Stephanie Ramirez, Luis Francisco Ramirez Gomez, Cristofer Ramirez Ayala, Elizabeth Xiao Ying Rau, Evan Andrew Reed, Kelsey Lorraine Reed, Sarah Anne Reichow, Nishant Relan, Jonathan David Retterer, Ellington Palmer Rice, David Richardson, Natasha Rios, Maria Rios Barajas, Bryce Addison Rodgers, Bret Joseph Rodrigues, Kevin Rodriguez, Andrew Rodriguez Gomez, Emma Catherine Roellig, Benjamin Walter Roisen, Elton Thomas Rosicki, Quinn Sanford Rowland, Ryan David Russell.

S Shauna Mae Sabet, Anthony Salas, Gabriel Joaquin Saldivar, Mitzi Salto-Salinas, Jason Saltzman, Erin Elizabeth Sanchez, Bryan Leonel Santa Cruz, Amanda Scandalios, Gabriel Philip Schacter-Brodie, Ethan Drake Schmidt, Bastian Schuele, Isireli Sema, Hunter C Sevy, Mason Kent Seymour, Beverly Turner Shane, Sana Sheikholeslami, Cameron Grace Sheppard, Noah Isaiah Shermis, Kevin Takeshi Shimbo, Keaton Alexander Shiveley, David Alexander Sibrian Rivera, Kelly Lauren Siegel, Luis David Sierra Arzate, Natalie Sarah Silverman, Miranda Ysabel Simes, Theresa Michelle Siri, Kyle Patrick Smith, Sequoia Jorion Snow, Caroline Margheritte Sobek, David Frederic Sobek, Sophia Angelina Sorci, Arin Nomikos Spanner, Benjamin Parker Spindt, Benjamin Scott Stanley, Mary Kathleen Steben, Margaret Sofie Sten, Julia Rose Suesser, Ariel Anne Sullivan.

T Esbeydi Y. Tarelo Contreras, Nikolai James Tarran, Ethan Tyler Tasch, Leilani Tausinga, Michael Skyler Taulapapa-Lautalo, Lopeti Keanu Tautua'a, Jack Gabel Tedesco, Carolina Tellez, Christopher Randolph Tinsley, Alexandra Tiznado, Kelsey Ann Tonsfeldt, Hazel Delilah Torres, Estefania Del Rocio Torres Valencia, Luis A. Tovar, Zach V. Trihy, Jessica Renee Troxel, Rosa Angelica Trujillo Sanchez, Marielle Hana Anastasia Turkowski, Aria Rose Turner

U, V Betzaida Urias-Carrillo, Victor Uribe, Jesus Jeronimo Valencia, Selena Yahaira Valencia, Bianca Alejandra Valencia Barraza, Cosmo Van Hoff, Richard Edwin Van Horn, Albert Vargas Franchesco, Juan Vargas-Torres, Juan Carlos Vazquez, Viola Marie Vea Tuipulotu, Alejandro Damian Velazquez, Justin Emmanuel Verbo, Tristan Texas Verghese, Adrian Villa, Genevieve Denisse Villarreal, Lucia Vina Patino, Alessandro Giuseppe Visconti, Andrew M. Voss.

W Ashley Linda Wall, Eloise Carter Walne, De Eris Lee Washington, Kathleen Anneke Weiner, Gabrielle Arthada Westfield, Luke JyeRen Williams, Sofia Maria Christina Willis, Rebekah Melissa Wong, Russell Thomas Wong, Henri Annabelle Wood, Anthony Richard Wooldridge, Madeline Kerr Worden.

X, Y, Z Tahreeq Adil Yadav, Talya Sophie Zalipsky, Christian Adali Zamora, Jessica Lizbeth Zamora, Jennifer Scarlett Zamora Flores, Jonathan Zapata-Montero, Ana Zaragoza, Julian Fairman Zucker, Rafael Zumarraga.

Dave Boyce

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