For the past two years, Marisela Herrera, Michael Magana and Natalie Perez Barajas maintained straight A’s or perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
For their efforts, they shared the honor of valedictorians at Tuesday’s eighth-grade commencement exercises at Sequoia Elementary School.
The Manteca Unified promotional event was held outside of the multi-purpose building.
Classmate Jaiden Freitas opened the ceremony by leading in the Pledge of Allegiance as well as welcoming those in attendance.
Principal Suzanne McCreath recognized those with gold cords or rather the top academic students and, along with the district’s Chief Business Officer Jacqui Breitenbucher, announced the various award winners.
Others in Class of 2019 include:
Diego Aguilar, Oscar Aguilar, Isaac Allgaier, Jeffery Anderson, Daniela Flores Aranda, Mia Aroca, America Avila, Jasmine Vela Ayala, Mariah Bailey, Kevin Hernandez Baires, Ariana Barajas, Juan Martinez Blancas, Donovan Boyd-Cuneo, Christopher Camden, Kira Cannon, Mario De La Rosa, Antonio De La Rosa, Antonio Duenas, Roberto Facundo, Abigayle Flynn, Santos Ana Galindo, Chase Gandy, Andres Garcia, Joseph Garcia, Ramiro Garcia, Ana Cortes Gaspar, Paden Geary, Jesus Gomez, Josaphath Gomez, Sunshyne Gonzalez, Miranda Greenhaigh, Heiley Gregorio.
Sandra Harlan, Jacob Hecker, Mark Jaramillo, Alfredo Jauregui, Mariah Kempf, Amauri Klass, Justin E. Lee, Karla Lopez, Ayden Marshall, Joshua Martinez, Ricardo Martinez, Eddeverne McDuffie, Isaac Melara, Dominic Millard, Logan Mix, Armon Mohebi, Kimberly Phanthaphonsy Moreno, Octavio Navarrete, Alexander Nieto, Dorismar Ocampo-Estrada, Kimberley Ordaz, Brianna Padres, Alejandro Paz, Phillip Perez, Kaitlen Petra, Marcus Ponce, Calvin Ragadio, Lexi Raggette, Biory Rainey.
Estin Rea, Adrian Rios, Anhelica Rodriguez, Arlhet Rodriguez, Katherine Rodriguez, Lisandro Rodriguez, Angel Rosario, Annalley Silva Ruelas, Jacob Sagapolu, Yarisbel Ruiz Santiago, Kaden Thiel, Gilbert Troche, Diego Urquieta, Noel Valencia, Danielle Vazquez, Gustavo Garcia Ventura, Fatima Victoria, Aaliah Villanueva, Levi Williams, Suga-Love Wright, Andrew Yagi.