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The big day arrives for M-A grads, and it's a sunny one

Sunshine joined family and friends on Thursday to send off about 470 Menlo-Atherton High School seniors, who crossed a threshold into a new phase of their lives during a festive ceremony.

The afternoon ceremony included music by school bands and choirs and speeches by a half-dozen grads.

There were 469 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2018, according to information provided by the school.

Candidates for graduation

A Maximilian Emerson Alfano-Smith, Shoxruxxon Alimukhamedov, Armando Alvarez, Efrain Alvarez-Zamora, Jace Bianna Ambwani, Nikolai B Ambwani, Sophie Anne Amundson, Isabella Rose Anaya, Nicholas Lamont Anderson, Navya Shubha Anne, Leyla Lauren Arabian, Carlos Aranda, Isaak Benjamin Arenas Guevara, Andy Federico Arevalo Arteaga, Bianca Patricia Avalos-Reynoso, Marvin Oswaldo Avelar Mancia, Kaelinn Alexandra Aviles Moreno

B Elena Denise Barajas, Brenda Barajas-Castillo, Wesley Barker, Elliot James Barnes, Jonathan Stalen Bedolla Garcia, Giles Robert Beebe, Fiona Sierra Naomi Belk, Natalie Taylor Bergan, Lizbeth Betancourt, Finn Michael Bjerknes, Ethan Alexander Black, Oliver Jaden Bley, Olivia Michelle Bloom, Hannah Lauren Bogomilsky, Fernando Ismael Bonilla Salazar, Dallana Botello Varela, Julian Robison Bowden, Cameron Taylor Bozdog, Grace Rae Brieger, Eimile Elizabeth Briggs, Danae Laniesha Brister, Camryn Danielle Britts, Ryan John Buck, Summer Marie Buhl, Callum Jan Burgess, Monica Alejandra Burgos, James Michael Burke, Lynn Jamila Butzlaff, Elio Alberto Calderon Bonilla

C Angel Ricardo Lionel Camarena, Nathalie Pearl Camens, Laura Cardenas Castaneda, Gary Julian Carter, Catarina Carvalho, Nikolas Alexander Caryotakis, Lisa Marie Vasquez Castillo, Alondra Castillo-Lara, Mara Marques Cavallaro, Jacqueline Cervantes Chacon, Helen Kathryn Chaffee, Margaret Yan Yan Chan, Alexandra Hana Chang, Sherri Hui Elena Chang, Michael Rudolph Chavez, Isabella Irene Cheek-Falcinelli, Rohan Surya Chilukuri, Grace Elizabeth Chitouras, Adrian Chou, Brenton Chou, Rayhon J Choudhry, Brenda N Cisneros, Jean Yon Claverie, Neal Alan Coberly, Erin Elizabeth Cole, Margaret L. Collins, Julian Commissaris, Kyle Logan Conrad, Miles T Conrad, Maribel Contreras Guizar, Francisco Javier Corona, Spencer Alan Corona, Miguel Angel Corona-Dejesus, Charisse Anne Villanueva Costales, Josephine Lara Cotto, Nicholas Charles Cronin, Luis Jose Cruz Santizo, Arthur Martin Cuenca, Juan Carlos Cuevas Valencia, Lily Clare Cummings, Maryelena Cuschieri

D Imahn Daeenabi, Antonella Nina De La Quintana, Daisy Elisebeth De Martini, Malcolm John Dempsey, Emma Quan Dewey, Reid Isaac Diamond, Bryan Diaz-Cruz, Grace Eileen Dowley, Sydney Rose Durden, Ariana Becki-Bibi Durham, Bryan Robert-Devonne Durkee, Ilia Dzotsenidze

E Madison Dora Ebstein, John Lee Eisenstat, Jackelyn Kinuyo Enriquez, Joanna Estacuy, Jasmine Estrada, Rod Ettefagh

F Logan Brent Faberowski, Nessa Salma Fakrai, Ingold Barry Tevita Faleofa, David Faletau, Alexandria Elizabeth Feeley, Olivia Marie Fernandez

Rafaela Penelope Fernandez, Madeleine Marie Carmelina Fesas, Joseph Edward Fifita, Mauiviiheeiki Filiai, Uikelotu Alapasita Filiai, Max Nathaniel Fitzhugh, Megan Nicole Fletcher, David Alexander Flores, Cristofer Jonattan Flores-Salgado, Dequan Forbes, Kai Frank Fore, Richard Jaquith Foster, Curtis Eurmon Francis Jr., Luis F. Franco Martinez, Mason Bradley Friedberg, Rachel Fiona Frost, Amaiya Symone Fulford, Paula Funaki, Zachary David Furman

G Isabel Jean Gable, Kelsey Marie Gage, Jessica Grace Galen, Sajel Reegan Galhotra, Nicholas Ernst Gallo, Jacqueline Fatima Garcia, Luz de Abril Garcia Abrego, Mayra Itzel Garcia Cisneros, Yajaira Nallely Garcia Cisneros, Elizabeth Garcia Gil, Cristina Garcia Infante, Sofia Garcia Ruiz, John Kenneth Gardner, Kaley Ann Garrett, Sergio Gaytan Perez, Beatrix Cathryn Geaghan-Breiner, Grace Ellen Geiser, John Robert Gilmer Gerber, Michael C Giordano, D'Arius Lamont Gipson, Elley Marin Goldberg, Anthony Alexander Gomez MacDonald, Francisco Gomez Penaloza, Eduardo Gonzalez, Leydy Gissell Gonzalez Chacon, Luis Angel Gonzalez Martinez, Jennifer Gonzalez Rojas, Esveide Gonzalez-Lombera, Kristina Grace Gorey, Owen Tate Grierson, Fernando Gutierrez Garcia, Rosio G Guzman, Diana Marina Guzman Vargas

H Cole Andrew Hagerman, Dena Hamidi, Alexander Stephen Han, Yiren Han, Caleb John Hanson, Makenzie Elizabeth Hazard, Lauren Blake Heller, Isabelle Maia Henig, Monica Heredia, Alejandro Hernandez, Gissella Sarai Hernandez, Hervin Osmond Hernandez, Cesar Hernandez , Jancy Antonio Hernandez Lozano, Brisa Hernandez Marquez, Maycol Josue Hernandez Orellana, Alexander Hernandez-Lucatero, Jacqueline Hernandez-Pena, Diana Elizabeth Herrera, Cristina Janett Herrera Pena, Christine Breona Hicks, Jhavante Marquies Hill, Austin Carl Hirst, John Ryan Hoffman, Caroline Holliday, Jamie Christopher Holmes, Nhi Thanh Hong, Greer Elizabeth Hoyem, Gregory Scott Huffaker, Carter John Hughes, Ayla Hansine Huhn

I, J Laura Ibarra-Valle, Christopher Sanjeev Iyer, Tatiana Sophia Monuia HeLotu Jackson, Tobias Kent Jacobson, Jocelyn Jaimes Manriquez, Nicolas Mathias Jandeleit, Samantha Luskin Jeffrey, Francisco Ralph De Lunas Jimenez, Jeffrey Martin Jorgensen, Benjamin Walter Justus

K Sarah Elizabeth Kahle, Stella Mercy Kailahi, Malath Kamaluldeen, Nicole Min Kyung Kang, Patrick David Kao, Lara Karadogan, Sofia Karadogan, Selim Baki Corpuz Karahan, Yasaman Kashaniamin, Molly Elizabeth Katz, Suzuka Serra Kawaguchi, Jeffrey Bennett Keare, Shea Jaqueline Kearns, Sierra Monea Kelliehan, Brett Edward Kessler, Lauren Elizabeth King, Madeline Elisa King, William Robert Kirkpatrick, Schuyler Casey YiLung Knapp, Andrew Hawley Knopf, Kate Sandra Knox, Alexander Paul Koenig, Andrew Leonard Kraft, Anders Odin Krong, Darshana Kumar

L Angela Evelyn Langi, Shawn Hoang Le, Kilifi Tupou Leaaetoa, Elijah Christopher Leafa, Bruce Lee Leapaga, Adilene Elizabeth Ledezma Macias, Addison Claire Lentz, Bailey Anne Lentz, Catia Imelda Leon Gaona, Isaac Timothy Lepulu, Aaron Letvin, Celeste Prima Levy, Justin Li, Livienna Melia Dwiputri Lie, Cameron Donna Lindsey, Jerry Weihong Liu, Anthony Loaiza Rodriguez, Christopher Anderson Lobdell, Hannah Nicole Lofgren, Joseph Harvey Lohmann, Gavin August Lombardi, Jesus A Lombera, Jennyfer Lopez, Julio Lorenzo Lopez, Mattie L. Love, Kabir Singh Lubana, Tangikivila Lei'ataua Lui, Maria Fernanda Lupian Corona, William Kiefer Lutton

M Palutea Vavakakala Maafu, Elliot James Macdonald, Scott Edward Macdonald, Hannah Collins MacLeod, Jonathan Madrigal Aguilar, Sarah Ashley Madsen, Tiuke OPainiTuuUa Mahoni, Penisimani Fonua Makoni, Nikita Dmitrievich Manin, Leah Noelle Marcus, Julia Alene Marks, Jesus Ramiro Martinez-Rico, Andrew Thomas Maxwell, Madeline Marie Maxwell, Kelley Rose McCutcheon, Aidan Tanner McKay, Carlin Calvert McLanahan, Emma Claire McLeod, Maria Isabel Mendoza, Cameron Leonardo Meyers, Erica Faith Miner, Ella Dorothea Missan, Stephanie Monroy-Sanchez, Diana Jacqueline Morales, Erika Yuliana Morales Cruz, Christopher Moreno Escobedo, Fernanda Danae Moreno Rubio, Keina Morishita, Katharine Louise Mulhern

N, O Isabelle Rose Nada, Danielle Lauren Najera, Jose Navarrete Gutierrez, Leilany Alexandra Navarro, Holly DeWolf Newman, Tracy Han Nieves Olea, Theodore Joseph Novak, Miranda Cristina Nugent, Emilio Anthony Obando, Wuendi Ochoa Mendoza, Alexander Xinliang Oesterling, Sari Oguchi, Andrew Thomas Ojeda, Maricela Ontiveros Sanchez, Maria Boge Ornes, Damara Jazmin Ortega, Fabian Jose Ortiz, Kiara Aileen Ortiz Larios, Sarah Elizabeth Orttung, Jennifer Sarahy Oseguera, Jonathan Oviedo Pena, Nicholas E Ozden, Ata Ozisik

P, Q Michael Vincent Pariseau, Laura Patricia Parisi, Natalie JungIn Park, Jasmine Patino Gil, Anushka Patnaik, Anne Kathryn Payne, Anthony E Perez Pekary, Kathryne Elizabeth Perri, Ian Steven Peterson, Jenna Ann Philbin, Emely Dayana Pinto, Gregory Richard Pinto, Garrett Vincent Pohlman, Jorge Ivan Ponce Fuentes, Kaile Patricia Prosser, Jensen Contessa Puckett, Jake Sawin Quinn

R Emily Gita Christa Rabinovitsj, Jackson Joseph Raff, Tamera Rainer, Zarek Ramirez, Hector Ramirez Lopez, Frank Anthony Ramirez-Aguilar, Anysleydi Ramos Sandoval, Victoria Claire Rarick, Keenan Altair Rea, Alexander Timothy Redjaian, Lena Rose Reibstein, Luis David Resendiz, Julian Rico-Santana, Makoa Vincent Riso, Ever Manuel Rivas Mora, Monique Lizett Rivera Garcia, Jakelin Rivera Hernandez, Lila Claire Roginski, Hannah Naylor Roitman, Andrea Rojas Lopez, Evelin Haydee Romero Soto, Emanuel Rosales Villalobos, Evelyn Monsserat Rosas Herrera, Ava Jean Rose, Camille LaTorre Rowe, Gabriella Rubio, Ruby Rubio, Angeles Macuil Rueda, Salvador Roberto Ruiz, Ashley Ismelda Ruiz Herrera, Jenny Maria Ruiz Venegas, Jasmine Rachel Rust, Gigi Isabella Rutsky, James Allen Ryan

S Ryan Ismael Saadat, Nancy Sagrero-Alvarez, Carlos Sahagun-Gama, Dimitri Sakalia, Andrew Sergio Salinas, Jonathan Josue Salinas-Jaimes, Sofia Sanchez Lucas, Salma Sanchez Salgado, Breanna Sandoval, Jefferson Diego Sandoval Tovar, Isabelle Vivian Sapountzis, Yacaranday Sarahi Saray Vazquez, Sophia Grace Sartorio, Veronica Sarai Sauceda Rodriguez, Eliot Sauquet, Sarah Katherine Scandalios, Zoe Beth Schacter-Brodie, Jonathan Charles Schaff, John Charles Schoenthaler, Maanek Singh Sehgal, Leslie Sepulveda Ochoa, Sergio Ivan Serna Gomez, Olivia Turner Shane, Collin Daniel Shen, Julia Taylor Sherman, Ashley Nicole Shipp, Evan Matthew Siegel, Jacob Riley Simon, Jamela Sinclair, Pheniun Yaweh Smetana, Erica Smith, Noah Jerry Ming-Te Smith, Jade Maya Smith, Rebeca Elizabeth Solares, Emily Bolton St. John, Megan Mariah St John, Katherine Danielle Steere, Emily Teresa Steinmetz, George Duncan Alexander Stevenson, Charlotte Alaina Enthoven Stid, Penelope Jane Stieglitz, Bradley Mader Stillman, Ethan Harrison Stoneham, Luke Bradley Stribling, Ratchahan Luke Sujithan, James Michael Sullivan, Troy W Sweetnam, Michael Jason Sze

T Alexander T. Takayama, Anthony HoaLeung Tam, Andrew Joon-Hao Tan, Mira Megumi Tan, Alexandra Elizabeth Tappe, Moala Tautuaa, Raymond Saint Tavarez, Nina Teu, Ashley Natasha Tewari, Sala Jane Thanassi, Hunter Li Thompson, Ashley Tiznado, Josephine Fatai Moemanu Tonga, Makisi Tonga, Kaitlyn Brooke Tonsfeldt, Narisa Caroline Trabosh, Hephzibah Finetueu Mohenga Tupa, Shane R Turner

V Cynthia Paulina Valencia, Sergio Valverde Serrano, Emil Willem Van Hoff, Elena Varian Van Linge, Pedro Enrique Vargas Gutierrez, Marbella Yissel Vargas-Magana, Cristian Alejandro Vasquez, Jozue Cruz Vasquez, Maata Fa Rose Marie Vatuvei, Julian Josef Acluba Verbo, Sergio Alejandro Vielmas Nolazco, Itzel Arahi Villa Bautista, Leonardo Gustavo Villasenor Hernandez, Vilituituu Alfred Vunga

W Owen Scott Waldron, Irene Elizabeth Severns Walker, Ethan Joseph Wang, Qixian Wang, Kelly Rose Warren, Sean LaJon Watkins, Cortney Curtis Weintz, Vanessa Wheeler, Tara Celeste Wiley, Davon Williams, Justin M. Williams, Tyler James Fernandes Williams, Alexus Gene Withrow, Nicholas Abraham Worden, Ruby Wycich

Y, Z Shane Shagir Yadav, Taylor Akina Yeh, Kunsang Tsering Yonzon, Tsering Yangchen Yonzon, Damian Young, Emily May Young, Andre Ga On Yu, Andrew Ga Shing Yu, Xiaoya Yuan, Xiaoya Yuan, Karl Thomas Zahlhaas Liebner, Selena Zaldivar-Contreras, Katherine Zamora Flores, Zhanning Zhu

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