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MUSD 8h graders head to high school
Brock grad
A group of top achievers show off their gold academic honors just before joining the procession of their peers to enter the Sierra High School gym Wednesday night for their Promotion Ceremony. The students include Jennifer Chang, Sophia Tran, Jane Lomboy, Alan Rios, Omar Habib, Isabella Alforque, Jacob Beasley, Tarndeep Singh, Josselyn Rondon, Nishan Brar, Brisa Gonzales and Mantong Wei. - photo by GLENN KAHL
Brock Elliott Elementary — a California Distinguished School — presented some 100 eighth grade students in their 2018 promotion Exercise Wednesday night at the packed Sierra High School gym.
The Brock Elliott sixth and seventh grade band directed by Rick Hammerstrom played “Pomp and Circumstance” for the entrance processional followed by the presentation of the Colors by the Sierra High School Honor Guard – former Brock Elliott students.
Student Council President Jacob Beasley offered his remarks to the gathering of students, parents and friends in the gym followed by a welcome and introductions of special guests by PrincipalDebbie Ruger.
Student speakers for the commencement were Jennifer Chang and Angelina Le followed by a slide show of the students presented by eighth grade teacher Lindsey Thissen.
A musical presentation of “Atlantis” by Anne McGinty was presented by the Brock Elliott sixth to eighth grade band under the direction of Rick Hammerstrom.
A student vocal performance “Count on Me” was presented by Jane Lomboy accompanied by Jennifer Chang on the violin under the direction of their advisor Donna Goulart.
School District Trustee Bob Wallace certified the students as having completed their course of study.
The diplomas were presented by Debbie Ruger and Heather Thomson along with Bob Wallace, Aaron Bowers and Steve Clark.
The students concluding their eighth-grade year at Brock Elliott Elementary School included:
Diana Abarca, Adrien Aguirre, Isabella Paulita Alforque, Marissa Alvarez, Yaseen Amin, Anthony Ayala, Jeremy Peter Bandoma, Jaycob Beasley, Francisco Bernal Rojas, Jeontay Berry, Michelle Borboa, Nishan Brar, Andrew Bricky, Dylan Burkett, Hailey Butticci, Miguel Castillo, Jennifer Chang, Nicholas Corona Velazquez, Cody Cronin, Eduardo Deavila, Andrew Dollar, Nikolaus Domke, Olivia Donham, Ella Esparza, Ericca Espitia, Nia Ferrell, Joseph Flores, Cristian Garcia, Melissa Garcia, Arashjot Gill, Brisa Gonzalez, Omar Habibi, Emily Herrera Ponce, Dacota House, Krista Howard, Kamdon Juarez Haar, Dominic Kempf, Rhea Khan, Luke Klein, Mercedes Kuch, Yajaira Lagunes, Jonathan Lagunes Ruiz, Angelina Le, Hannah Lee, Christopher Loehrer, Jane Marie Lomboy, Liliana Lopez, Gabriel Lujan, Raymond Martinez, Lanai Martinez Yazmin Martinez Garcia, Benny Bryan Mendoza, Diego Montes, Aidan Moran, Kameron Morrison, Jocelyn Munoz-Delgado, Christopher Newcomer, Angelinah Oliverez, Addriana Padilla, Symone Panigada, Danielle Patch, Andrew Pearson, Anna Pellino, Miah Perales, Jessica Perea, Alyson Perez, Alexa Ramirez, Alyssa Ramirez, Hunter Reading, Alan Rios, Josselyn Rondon Garcia, Omima Saba, Crissel Salazar, Xavier Serrano, Tarndeep Singh, Joseph Soares, Logan Soga, Tadwinder Sohal, Angeline Tellez, Sophia Tran, Emile Trepel, Reina Valdez, Sarah Valdez, Carlos Valencia Jasmine Valentine, Aryannah Walker and Mantong Wei.  

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