If one valedictorian’s speech summarizes the nature of a promoting class, then those that spoke Wednesday night at the Joseph Widmer ceremony had it down to a science.
Because there were eight of them.
Instead of having a single student speaker, each of the school’s eight promoting valedictorians – Harleen bal, Rea huhaylongson, Elsie Ngugi, Eghosa Ogbeide, Tyler Riggleman, Nikolle Sanchis, William Smith and Noel Viacrusis – stood at the lectern and summarized their time at the school and what it means to be moving on.
Those that promoted will likely be attending Lathrop High School next year.
Students that qualified for promotion to high school are: Justin Aguiar, Jonathan Alcantara, Emily Ann Alford, Cristopher Almanza Vazquez, Francisco Alvarado, Fernando Andrade Quintana, Nathan Andrews, Andres Anguiano Urena, Jailyn Marie Annese, Jaqueline Arana, Isaiah Argano, Jerald Asican, Harleen Bal, Paola Baltazar Salcedo, Cynthia Barajas, Phillip Bills Brooks, Ritchie Blasé, Avleen Kaur Brar, Nikolas Brink, Ruksaar Buksh, Sammy Campero, Eriana Carral, Wendy Castellanos, Sonia Chahal, Alondra Chavez Casillas, Alondra Cisneros, Jalyssa Cornell, Luis Cortez, Barbara Cotton, Mary Elizabeth Cotton, Marcus Datu, Hazel Dizon Paras, Rea Duhaylongsod, Sebastian Ellis, Rudy Esquibel, Nathaniel Fausto, Michael Foley, Shantal Fontaine, Krystal Freitas, Casandra Gamino Ruiz, Luis Garcia, Melanie Garcia, Kryshara Gary, John Gish, Julissa Gomez, Alex Gonzalez Iniguez, John Gudino, Alexis Gutierrez Perez, Sayed Hakimi, Gerardo Haro, Geena Hollingsworth, Brent Hopkins, Anna Huizar, Luis Hurtado, Raven Inci Francois, Justino Lara Areedondo, Keannu Linnell, Ivan Lobatos, Guerrero, Chelsea Lopez, Ricky Lupercio, Cesar Machuca, Victoria Mamayek, Nathaniel Manipon, Justin Manuel, Izabella Martella, Kayla Martinez, Mackenzie Mayfield, Jesse Moebius, Angel Munoz, Elsie Ngugi, Eghosa Ogbeide, Noel Ojeda Navarro, Leconio Olivera, Jimmy Pacheco, Madison Parker, Angel Perez, Vince Prasad, Josue Quezada, Danielle Ramos, Jason Ramos, Valeria Retana, Manolo Reyes, Tyler Riggleman, Jason Roberts, Briana Rose, Yannai Sanchez Torres, Mariana Sanchez, Nikolle Sanchis, Matthew Schuck, Karanveer Singh, Sinjin Singh, Autumn Slay, William Smith, Adrian Solis Aboytes, Travian Sousa, Steven Sroya, Morgan Stewart, Fizza Syed, Yelibeth Ulloa, Karina Valencia, Ching Vang, Arianna Vega, Daniel Velasquez, Rajah Venable, Noel Viacrusis, Isaiah Victor, Brenda Vidales, Bella Villanueva, Gerald Wells and Ronald White.