It may have been the ending of their elementary education.
But for the students of Golden West Elementary, the 2018 promotion ceremony Tuesday night in their school multipurpose room was the beginning of something new.
With Lynze Costa providing the introductions and leading the gathered friends and family through the Pledge of Allegiance, Sherie Gates and Sandy del Mundo delivered the welcome remarks for the evening.
Delivering speeches were Lynze Costa (Never Give Up), Alondra Telles (Memories) and Marcela Navarro (Looking Back).
The class was accepted by Manteca Unified Trustees Kathy Howe, Evelyn Moore and Michael Seeyle, and diplomas were handed out by both district and school site staff.
Promoting to high school will be Marine Abad, Stacy Aleman, Gabriel Balleza, Eric Barojas Contreras, Brittany Barrios Flores, Oscar Becerra, Justin Beglau, Jordan Benham, Felix Bravo, Kyla Denise Calhoun, Carlos Carrillo, Kimberly Cosio Zepeda, Lynze Costa, Wilber Covarrubias, Angelino Cuellar, Ysha Delos Reyes, Kapono DeVillanueva, John Escalante, Angel Flores, Anthony Flores, Jennifer Galvez-Garcia, Antonio Garcia, Gabriela Gonzalez Jimanez, Jesus Hernandez Meza, Isaac Herrera, Lorenzo Herrera, Cerfina Hilberg, Nhorlene Hombrebueno, Abraham Ibarra Perez, Fatima Jauregui, Eduardo Jiminez Jauregui, Eduardo Linares, Angelino Mack, Alexis Magana Chavez, Francisco Manzo, Alex Miranda, Julian Moreno, Marlyse Moreno, Marcela Navarro, Kate Padilla Gonzalez, Mariana Perez, Angelo Perez-Olvia, Gerardo Pinedo, Britani Quintana Perez, Francisco Ramirez, Tony Razo, Camila Reyes, Bryan Rodriguez, Victor Sanchez, Jeremy Sholund, Mary Soliz,, Savannah Stevens, Cynthia Tapia Espinoza, Alondra Telles, Tiffany Van Meter, Ixchel Vargas Fonseca, Gabriella Vasquez, J.R. Vergara, Samaiyah Washington and David Zarate.
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