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M-A's Class of 2019 says farewell

Menlo-Atherton High School's Class of 2019 received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony held on the school's football field on Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m. There were 564 graduation candidates, according to the school.

The student concert band and orchestra, under the direction of Kent Kurrus, played "America the Beautiful" and "Final Countdown," and concluded with "Pomp and Circumstance."

The Menlo-Atherton Choirs, directed by Patrick Maier, sang the national anthem. Later in the ceremony, the choirs sang "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Vivir Mi Vida."

Senior class adviser Eva Neumann welcomed the audience of family and friends.

Senior speakers and their topics were: Melody De La Quintana on "Grateful"; Elliot Schena on "Embracing Uncertainty"; Jayla Hill and Elise Kratzer on "Connections"; Brandon Ortega on "Four IDs, Four Years, Four Stories"; and Christopher Ikonomou on "Missed Congratulations."

The graduates

A Haley Elizabeth Abarca, Isabella Abarca, Stesha Abello, Javier Antonio Acosta Renderos, Gabrielle Emily Adler, Jonathan Aguilar Escorza, Folashade Oyinkansola Akinola, Adriana Monserrat Alarcon-Hernandez, Kaila Alcazar, Erika Cristina Aleman, John Aleman, Alexis Alfaro, Toninia Shirlee Allen, Jose Manuel Alonso, Katya Michelle Alvarado , Angie Georgine Alvarado Rivas, Cynthia Abigail Alvarenga Escobar, Melody Troncoso Alvarez, Jared Alvarez, Efrain Alvarez-Zamora, Christian Edwards Andersen, Klemens Lennart Anderson, Thomas Benjamin Anderson, Jake Thomas Andrew, Mia Elisabeth Angioletti, Hilda Rubi Antiveros Caballero, Amir Michael Arami, Jesus Alfredo Arellano Garcia, Vanessa Jazmine Arevalo, Ayda Aricanli, Traves Martin Arredondo Valencia, Daniel Arreguin, Anisia Marie Arreola, Haley Benton Arrington, Araceli Lizbeth Avalos Torres, Beckett Avary

B Kenia Elizabeth Baires, Lauren Elizabeth Baker, Cameron David Baker, Giselle Ball, Molly Banks, Miguel Barajas, Alexa Danisha Barajas Esparza, Yafet Barajas Gomez, Rosemary Barajas Serna, Brisa Barajas-Castillo, Alon Barak, Jaeden Jerah Barker, Kobie Trent Barker, Antonia Barona Saavedra, Richard Barrera Jimenez, Angela Abigail Bautista, Annabel Virginia Baxter, William Beasley, James Andrew Beckwith, Ella Ariana Begovic, Z Jean Cottrell Bekemeyer, Yajaira Benitez, Ling Sophie Bennett, Haley Michelle Berg, Timothee Berthier, Alejandro Betancourt, Zoe Elizabeth Bever, Amrita Bhasin, Ronal Blanco Lopez, Kayla Rose Blau, Olivia Marina Blome, Baylie Bofenkamp, Saarth Bonde, Matthew Aaron Bortolazzo, Jadah Monét Bottley, Claire Marie Bozdog, Collin Andrew Brahana, Sophia Lashay Brewer, Jason Sevoy Bruce, Kevin Daniel Brumfield, Brice Buathier, Alex Richard Horowitz Buckley, Daniel David Burke

C Edwin Cabrera Gonzalez, Louisa Taylor Calhoon, Evelyn Grey Calhoon, Madeline Elizabeth Campbell, Dennis Canales Martinez, Jude Caspian Carabetta Goncalves, Claire Elisabeth Carhart, Grace Catherine Carlson, Xavier Carrou, Shaun JR Carter, Courtney Mae Castagna, Emily Castaeda Martinez, Cuauhtemoc Adrian Castellanos Silva, Leidy Judith Castillo, Natasha Alena Castillo, Omar Alexis Castillo Virrueta, Pedro Francisco Causor Fernandez, Carlos Manuel Centeno, Karina Gissel Cervantes Arteaga, Jenna Adeliya Chaplinsky, Chamapan Charucharuspong, Jose Jacob Chavez-Navarro, Sydney Cheek, Sorana Cheta, Hannah Tsung-Ling Chew, Meghan Donnelly Child, Luke Anton Christen, Megan Emily Chu, Maile Coberly, Rogelio Cobian-Vargas, William Colbert, Alexander William Coleman Stavridis, Lauren Dana Collinsworth, Jocelyn Contreras, Jonathan Isai Coot-Gongora, Darren Francis Cordoviz, Jessica Abigail Corona, Lidia Guadalupe Cortez, Finnegan Thomas Cramer, Caroline Sanchez Cronin, Karen Jacquelyn Cruz Mendoza

D Jared Antonio Da Cruz Griffin, Michael Everett Dailey, Sean Thornton-Hall Davidson, Melody Juliana De La Quintana, Melissa De La Torre Castillo, Brian Del R

— by Angela Swartz

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