It was a red-carpet event at Lincoln Elementary School on Wednesday.
And for good reason – try eighth grade promotions.
Eighty-three, in all, earned their certificate of promotion from the Manteca Unified School District.
They arrived by car to the makeshift reception area in front of the multi-purpose building, greeted by teachers and staff. From there, members of Lincoln School’s Class of 2021 strolled along the red carpet to receive their certificates from Principal Randi Fowzer and Vice Principal Melissa Herrera.
Some earned special recognition – Character Counts (Jonan Bohol, Fernando Mejia, Cristian Rico-Medrano, and Steven Sarmiento) and Honor Cords (Elias Ceja Marisol Herrera Rojas, Miguel Piedra, Andrew Rosas, Emma Dunham, Ruby Montalvo, Kalaja Reese, Kristine Timario, Dominick Esquivel, Waleed Mundozai, Cristian Rico Medrano, Noah Torres, Anthony Guzman, Jose Nieves, Sydnie Ricketts, Ryder Vasquez, Brenda Guzman, Dorian Olivera, Mylene Rosa and Joseph Wheeler had 3.5 to 3.99 GPAs).
There were also the Distinguished Scholar Award winners – Justin Alvarez, Amy Arciniega Ortiz, Atila Cabanez, Gabriella Castillo Cornejo, Jorge Ceja, Daniela Cruz, Fernando Mejia, Tania Muniz, Shubbam Sareen, Kimberly Tapia Moreno, Steven Sarmiento, Fatima Sorlorzano Correa, and Ryan Wood.
The complete list of classmates consisted of: Justin Alvarez, Angela Angeles Salinas, Amy Arciniega Ortiz, Angel Barajas Corona, Malachi Berryessa-McGee, Jonah Bohol, Atila Alfa Cabanez, Jesse Cano, Gabriela Castillo Cornejo, Elias Ceja, Jorge Ceja, Serenity Cerritos, Cassandra Cervantes, Edward Chen, Sophia Cloyd, Mariana Cornejo Cruz, Daniela Cruz, Emma Dunham, Alyxia Esparza, Dominick Esquivel, Arian Flores, Andres Garay, Omar Gomez, Marco Gonzalez, Josue Gurrola-Flores, Anthony Guzman, Brenda Guzman, Marisol Herrera Rojas, Jonathan Maldonado, Refugio Media Lopez, Fernando Mejia, Magaly Mena, Emily Mendez Oropeza.
Ethan Mendoza, Anthony Mireles, Ruby Montalvo, Alma Montillo Nunez, Gabriela Morales, Waleed Mundozai, Tania Muniz, Jose Nieves, Omar Nuno, Dorian Olivera, Angelo Palmer, Julian Perez, Miguel Piedra, Jazmyn Pimentel, Jazmin Quevedo Rios, Valeria Quijas-Arjon, Omar Ramirez Alvizo, Kalaja Reese, Kashae Reese, Sydnie Ricketts, Cristian Rico-Madrano, Giselle Rocha, Francisco Rocha-Garcia, Adrianna Rodden, Mylene Rosa, Andrew Rosas, Jeria Rowe Keener, Jose Ruelas, Ivonne Salazar-Garcia, Adrian Saldana, Braulio Sanchez Moreno, Shudham Sareen, Steven Sarmiento, Jose Sevilla Castaneda, Walter Siliezar, Haley Smith, Fatima Solorzano-Correa, Kimberly Tapia-Moreno, Kristine Michelle Timario. Noah Torres, Ryder Vasquez, Steven Velazquez, Joseph Wheeler, Ryan Wood, Flor Almas, Jocelyn Martinez-Lopez, Pablo Medina, Angel Pena, Arianna Solorio, and Ipsen Torres-Rivera.