Sherri Jamero braved triple-degree temperatures Wednesday while distributing promotion certificates to 125 eighth graders at Woodward Elementary School.
“I got misty eyed towards the end,” said the school principal of the past 11 years. “Today provided some closure.”
Jamero hadn’t seen most of the students – many of the 134 classmates turned out for the first-ever drive-thru ceremony – due to the stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was thrilled to catch a glimpse of them during the promotional exercise featuring a motorcade that extended from the Manteca Unified campus located at 575 Tannehill Drive, to Buena Vista Drive and due north to Woodward Community Park.
“The next stop is high school,” said Jamero, who estimated that 75 percent of the class will attend Manteca High.
The Class of 2020 program was featured virtual ceremony on social media. Included were speeches delivered by classmates’ Catherine Beattie, Corrine Jones and Rylee Newquist.
Here’s a complete list of the Class of 2020: Adriane Aggasid, Mohenad Almahri, Alexia Avila, Daniel Alvarez, Zackary Anderson, Isaiah Arechiga, Araceli Arias Collazo, Manya Arora, Harian Arriaga Sepulveda, Amir Aslami, Gabriel Avila Zavala, Carson Ballinger, Kai Bandiola, John Barrera, Catherine Beattie, Jameson Butler, Yue Cai, Angelina Cardenas, Samantha Chang, Jade Cortez, Antonio Costa, Rylie Crandall Davis, Tristan Cruz, Ayan D’Anna, Sean Davis, Sophia DeMatteo, Lucca DeBrito, Rogelio Delgadillo, Samarbir Dhillon, Delia Elder, Diego Esparza, Emil Esperanza, Desiree Ford.
Daniel Fountain, Lourdes Garay, Jazmin Garcia Guzman, Ashleigh Garlets, Laci Gaston, Camren George, Dominic Giannone, Harnit Gill, Blake Glasgow, Danielle Grabowski, Citlali Hernandez, Julissa Herrera, Cassius Hill, Jonathan Hoagland, Matthew Hoffstad, Mark Ibrahim, Danny Jasmin, Corrine Jones, Sienna Jones, Reynald Julian, Xavier Justo, Lovekiran Kaur, Farhat Kawish, Hayden Keller, Isaiah Kelley-Urrea, Elijah Lane, Gabriel Lazar, Rudy Lee, Alondra Lopez, Jayleen Lopez, Hamzah Mahmood, Genesis Mailangi.
Julian Maldonado, Amarjit Mangat, Nolan Marley, Allison Matthew, Bryson McMichael, Drake McSorley, Seema Mehraban, Mia Mejia, Joseph Menor, Justin Moglie, Anisia Muniz, Jaedyn Ava Negranza, Brayden Negrete, Alyssa Nelson, Rylee Newquist, Javier Nieto, Heena Omar, Sana Omar, Tatiana Orozco-Banda, Kalani Otubuah, Madelaine Patterson, Aidan Patton, Jose Perlon, Mateo Quintanar, Alexis Rauchman, Tristan Rio, Ronald Riske, Abraham Rodrigues Ayala, Giselle Romero Nieto, Melanie Romero Nieto, Elizabeth Rosales, Faith Rosas, Grace Rosas, Layla Sabian.
Leem Safi, Saeed Safi, Sameer Safi, Zeenat Safi, Leokadia Saini, Ava Samaniego, Jose Sandoval, Jack Skaggs, Adam Schneider, Rafael Sepulveda Saavedra, Reana Sharma, Andrew Silva Franco, Arjun Singh, Armaan Singh, Karnpreet Singh, Manbir Singh, Manbir Singh, Baltej Singh, Karnpreet Singh, Manbir Singh, Uriyah Smalley, Valon Smith, Daisy Soto, Travis Sousa, Christina Telles, Anthony Terrazas Nunez, Nayellys Torres-Gonzalez, Zeina Totah, Amelia Trejo, Ethan Vang, Andrea Vellurattil, Jaydon Wall, Kayla White, Marcus Wilson, Wungsem Zingkhai.