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Morowit, Quaresma lead SHS Class of 2010
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From left, Sierra High salutatorian Delaine Quaresma and valedictorian Lauren Morowit will lead the Class of 2010 at tonight’s commencement exercises. The weather could dictate if graduation will be held at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium or indoor inside the large gym. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

They’ve known of their academic status about a month ago.

As valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, Lauren Morowit and Delaine Quaresma will lead Sierra High’s Class of 2010.

At least that part is certain.

The venue at tonight’s commencement exercises could depend on weather.

Plans call for the 7 o’clock ceremonies to take place at the Daniel M. Teicheira Memorial Stadium, accommodating family, friends, and special guests.

But wet weather could dictate otherwise, with the special event possibly moving indoors to the large gymnasium.

If that’s the case, seniors would be allotted just two tickets apiece.

Either way, Morowit and Quaresma are looking forward to graduation.

Lauren is the daughter of Michael and Mercedes Morowit.

She will attend UC Berkeley in the fall and is looking forward to studying political science along with communications.

“I hope to someday pursue something in the legal realm or possibly politics,” she said on Wednesday.

Morowit earned top honors based on her overall 4.18 GPA.

She’s the founder of the Debate Club, with membership consisting of about 15 students.

Morowit would be thrilled if the club sticks around.

“The Debate Club could be a legacy that will be passed on,” she said.

During her years at Sierra, Morowit was also involved in golf and served as CIF president.

In addition, she volunteered her services helping youngsters as a coach at St. Anthony’s and Manteca Christian, and also assisted the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

As the daughter of Raymond and Sue Quaresma, Delaine became salutatorian based on her 4.14 GPA.

The former Nile Garden School product helped out at her family dairy and is leaning towards someday working in veterinarian medicine.

In order to reach that goal, the UCLA-bound Quaresma will major in biology.

As for activities, she played soccer for the Timberwolves along with a club team, and took part in basketball.

Her volunteer work included helping out at her church.

At graduation, Quaresma and Morowit will be among the scheduled speakers.