Some 65 students at Golden West Elementary School took their first step towards high school.
That’s the number receiving their eighth grade promotion certificate Tuesday at the special event held in the school’s Multi-Purpose Building.
They were led by Esmeralda Calvillo and Lourdes Ceja, who made the Principal’s Honor Roll with identical 4.0 grade point averages for the past year.
Ceja also addressed the Class of 2016 with her student speech, “Looking Back.”
Principal Sheri Gates was away attending a family graduation. Instead, Vice Principal Jennifer Taylor had the honors of presenting the class for their promotion papers.
Included were: Amelia Abbott, Jose Aguilar, Victor Alonzo, Xavier Anaya, Joshua Arriaga, Grace Balcita, Israel Barajas Garcia, Lizbeth Bermejo, Hailey Briseno, Esmeralda Calvillo, Daisy Cardenas, Eric Carvalho, Alejandro Ceja, Lourdes Ceja, Harnoor Chahal, Isabel Cordaway, Gerardo Escobar, Jenna Ethridge, Paulina Fernandez, Regina Fernandez, Breanna Flores Herrera, Jillian Gahn, Jennifer Garcia, Destiny Gomez, Sherlyn Gonzalez Oseguera, Lino Guzman Arellano, Alejandro Hernandez, Kristin Herrera, Chelsea Hubbard, Gurzaman Jagpal, Alejandra Jimenez, Desiri Jones.
Alyleen Lopez Alonzo, Jose Lopez Badillo, Adrian Loza Zamora, Yvette Luna, Brianna Maldonado, Lindsey Maravilla, Edwin Marquez, Jamari Milligan, Jesus Moreno, Louis Morfin, Kayla Nelson, Carolina Ocon, Esthefany Partida Gomez, Betsy Ramos, Akeilah Reyes, Lani Rollins, Ruben Romo Carrillo, Andres Rosas, Anjalina Sanchez, Adriana Sepulveda Reyes, Marcus Sequeira, Gurman Singh, Blake Smoley, Dominic Soto, Teresa Sutherland, Juan Valdez, Jacqueline Vara, Santana Vasquez, Ramiro Vazquez, Elijah Villasenor, Daniella Yanez, Jazmin Yanez Zepeda.