HEMET – Hemet Unified School District is pleased to announce that an additional 36 students have become a part of the graduating class of 2017. The commencement ceremony was held at the Professional Development Service Center in the district offices, July 11.
From Alessandro High School, Leonard A. Church, Jose M. Hernandez Gomez, Jeneah Nichelle Green, Miguel Mata, Tayler Renay Phillips, Deonsaie Pratt, Jazmine Marie Pulido, Michael Edward Ries, Marshall Wayne Saunders, Christopher Andrew Soto, Fernando Robles Vazquez, Faith Louann Walter and Serenity Lenore Wilson graduated during summer school
Koen Hall and Kimberly Stockton graduated from Helen Hunt Jackson College Prep High School and Family Tree Learning Center.
The Hemet Adult School graduated 10 students, including Quanette T. Chaney, Erica Liliana Delgado, Kris Anne Fonseca, Bryant K. Fisher Jr., Alexis Mary Garcia, Brittany La Monica, Magan Natay Lofton, Roseanna Marie McDowell, Yolanda Yevonne Pegg and Danessa Lee Yablinsky.
Joy Ann Eliz Isaacs and David Armando Lopez graduated from Hemet High School.
From Tahquitz High School, Michael Cooper, Cristian Ismael Magdaleno Mendoza, Jordi Rabadan and Melina Rodriguez graduated over the summer school term.
West Valley High School graduated five students, including Alfie Feliciano, Jaiden Heggins, Diamond James, Kayla Noyles and Juan Topete.
These students completed the required classes during summer school and were able to graduate as part of the class of 2017. The room was filled with families and friends, principals, assistant principals and district employees, all showing their support. The graduating students were met with loud cheers as they marched across the stage to receive their diplomas presented by Dr. Alex Ballard, director of assessments and accountability.
Superintendent Christi Barrett expressed her admiration for the students’ dedication.
“Each of you has taken a different path to get to this point, but your continued perseverance allowed you to accomplish this extraordinary goal, despite the challenges you faced,” Barrett said.
She encouraged each of the students to reflect on their journey and the remarkable effort they put into reaching this particular goal. She thanked the families for the guidance and support they gave to their child as well as their endless encouragement.
Everyone present expressed heartfelt congratulations to this class of 2017. Overwhelming respect was shown to these graduates who, despite the challenges, were able to overcome and reach their goal.