By VINCE REMBULAT
Neil Hafley Elementary School had a sendoff to remember for 100 or so eighth graders on Tuesday.
The promotion ceremony featured classmates leading in the welcome and the flag salute (Jeremiah Mariscal) as well as the Pledge of Allegiance (Madelynn Miske).
Student Council President Hailey Gayler addressed those in attendance while Secretary Hillary Montero gave the closing speech at the morning event held in the school courtyard.
In addition, Principal Lori Guzman-Alvarez presented the Class of 2019 for the distribution of Certificate of Promotion.
Manteca Unified school board President Stephen Schluer had the honor of accepting the class.
The 2019 eighth-grade class included:
Alexander Alonso, Janelle Alvarez, Andrew Andazola, Angel Andrade Martinez, Chantelle Jem Angeles, Adriana Arquiaga, Carlos Avila Soto, Renald Bacigalupi, Jasmine Banda, Zoriah Brambila, Bronson Brown, Emily Bruce, Carlee Canady, Keona Cayode, Sarah Chan, Carlos Cisneros, Karina Cisneros Diaz, Gerardo Cleto Herrera, Ariana Cook, Xavier Corbin, Georgia Daniel, Alyson Davit, Alyssa Douglas, April Duarte, Alice Elder, James Enos, Saniyah Foster, Kayla Fry, Christian Garcia, Hailey Gayler, Emanuel Guizar Fernandez, Karina Gutierrez, Cassandra Haro, Aubrie Harrell.
Alexandra Harris, Daisy Hernandez, Dustin Hernandez, Emma Huffman, Marlene Ibarra, Laisha Irigoyen Barajas, Dru Jones, Bhawanjot Kaur, Mykeal Knapp, Dominic Kuhn, Paulo Lagbao, Robert Larkin, Jose Lopez Berumen, Luisa Lopez Villalpondo, Nickolas Luna, Jeremiah Mariscal, Angel Medina-Carrillo, Matthew Mejia, Katherine Melendez Montoya, Alexia Mendoza, Luis Mercado, Orion Mesa, Natalie Miller, Madelynn Miske, Matthew Miske, Johan Montano, Hillary Montero, Jesse Moran, Kiayana Munar, Diego Murguia, Jennifer Murillo Gutierrez, Kailey Nevarez, Elijah Nieto, Jocelyn Olson.
Jamison Pellizzari, Estrella Perez, Brandon Pine, Jayda Ramirez, Braulio Reyes Cabrera, Payton Rhoton, Nicholas Ridgwell, Sean Rivera, Alyssa Rodriguez, Summer Rodriguez, Marisa Rogers, Ariana Sanchez Sobarzo, Sukhpreet Sandhu, Clifford Santiago, Jenna Scarfo, Mason Seus, Sukhjot Shergill, Jerrad Shockey, Eduardo Simon Rangel, Damanjot Singh, Tejinder Singh, Alexea Steele, Frankie Talavera, Eric Tapia, Paul Tavernier, Daylon Thomas, Luis Torres Esparza, Kaiulani Tuuga, Inyene Udoffia, Daniela Valencia, Alexis Vasquez, Aaron Velasquez, Angel Zarate Villanueva.