Some 94 students from Calla High had overcome their share of adversity in coming together Friday to celebrate graduation.
“You’ve had some incredible ups and downs,” said a representative of the Manteca Unified continuation school site to the Class of 2019. “Your future will (now) be defined by where you go from here.”
Pomp & Circumstance — the traditional Edward Elgar graduation tune was performed by the Sierra High under the direction of Rick Hammarstrom — was held at Calvary Community Church.
Principal Dan Beukelman welcomed those in attendance and introduced the special guests — notably, the Manteca Unified school board consisting of President Stephen Schuler, Bob Wallace, CAthy Pope-Gotschall and Karen Pearsall along with Superintendent Clark Burke. Chyanne Smith was the student speaker.
The graduating class included the following:
Miguel Aguirre, Monique Alvarez, Ernest Archuleta, Olivia Beach, Zachery Belcher, Deangelo Bettencourt, Kiana Blanco, Brandon Boynton, Tyler Brabant, Robert Bricky, Fernando Calderon, Dominick Candelaria, Miguel Carrera, Anthony Cazares, Jonathan Cerpas, Cesar Flores Chavez, Selene Ordaz Chavez, Brian Cierra, Tyler Cobb, Jocelynn De La Cruz, Jylene De La Riva, Javier Davis Delgado, Jacob Dille, Trason Dulin, Jalen Durham, Andrew Easton, Andro Estrada.
Brian Felton, Elyssa Fernandez, Miranda Gaitan, Devin Galan, Laila Garcia, Janice Gaytan, Kimberly Garcia Gonzalez, Dana Gray, Jerryn Grundy, Natalie Arreola Guillen, Alexandra Gutierrez Gallaga, Tony Hackett, Gonzalo Hernandez, Ian Herrera, Stephanie Salas Herrera, Seth Holman, Cruz Inocencio, Mark Jacke, Alejandro Jauregui Munoz, Simrangit Kahlon, DeAndre Kaufman, Angelina Kenison, Cortney Lawrence, Jose Leon, Cheyenne Lincoln, Joseph Longoria, Richard Lopez Kevin Euceda Lopez, Mason Lovins.
MeKahla Machi, Bennet Macias, Adolfo Mancilla, Samantha Marmolejo, Janisse Marrero, Justin Martinez, Adrian Meda, Josiah Medina, Jacqueline Mendoza, Ruby Mendoza, Ana Ramirez Meneses, Angelo Morales, Juliet Murillo, Jeremiah Nagy, Bryan Ortiz, Christian Osequera, Destiny Pac, William Allen Pamatigan, Andrea Pena, Martha Perez, Santino Perez, Marcello Pope, Alexander Velazquez Quijas, Ricardo Andrade Quintero.
Jordy Aguilar Ramirez, Emmanuel Garcia Ramos, Austin Reed, Joseph Richey, Angel Rios, Gregory Rivera, Deseray Sanchez, Estrella Sandoval, Ronald Scheeringa, Khristina Sciarrino, Davinder Singh, Jowell Sinkfield, Chyanne Smith, Ryan Smith, Andrew Sorto-Moreira, Gabriel Sylver, Chasidy Tellez, Lucas Thunander, Blake Turner, Lynn Cunningham Uluao, Noah Valdez, Mark Velazquez, Logan Villa, Savanna Wagley, Emma Thompson Wilson, Adrian Zapien, Mariah Zigabarra.