Some 104 eighth-grade students at Veritas Elementary School were recognized Tuesday at the promotional event held in the multi-purpose building.
Principal Tracie Crawford, who has been top administrator at the Manteca Unified school site since its opening in 2005, welcomed family, friends and special guests such as Senior Director of Elementary Education Cheryl Meeker-Mau and board President Stephen Schluer — both were on hand for the distribution of the certificates of promotion.
Teacher Dennis Flemming and Hortencia Garcia provided the Presidential Awards (Academic Achievement, Academic Excellence) and, along with fellow teacher Marshall Cannon, announced the Character Awards.
The full list of classmates is as follows:
Christopher Aguilar, Raul Aguilar, Zoey Aguilar, Addisyn Amaya, Eric Andrade, Ramon Arechiga, Omar Ayala, Miguel Barrera, Isabella Bartlett, Noah Berman, Eden Botta, Tomas Carrillo, Clarissa Castaneda, Erica Ceja, Nathan Contreras, Jack Cosgrove, Elias Cruz, Michelle Del Angel Calderon, Prabhnoor Dhillon, Tomas Diaz, Taneh DiFrancisco, Simran Dosanjh, Alexis Esquivel, Joseph Estavilla, German Isaac Estrella, Faith Fauchier, Mackenzie Funk, Paul Gaines, Angelina Garcia Landeros, Diego Garcia, Cassandra Gomez, Karissa Gonzalez, Taylor Greenwood, Brianna Guerrero Zapeda.
Ariana Gutierrez, Piper Hemsell, Amelia Hernandez, Blake Heuvel, Hunter Hughes, Gabriella Jackson, Lauren James, Julian Jimenez, Angelin Joshan, Rubab Kaur, Seunghak Khun, Austin Kim, Madison Klein, Anahiva Latu, Brian Liu, Katie Lu, Jasmine Maciel, Payton Mahoney, Nikaelyn Mangskau, Shomari McKnight, Logan Mellado, Joseph Mendez, Kenneth Midgley, Aaliyah Mohammed, Adam Montero, David Moreno, Semaj Moore, Lexine Morrison, Lyndie Mortenson, Angelina Nguyen, Nakiya Nichols.
Xavier Palacios, Shelby Popplewell, Riya Prasad, Adrian Ramirez-De La Torre, Aidan Ramrattan, Abdullah Rosuli, Dimitri Renteria, Kira Reyes, Nicholas Rivera, Sarah Robinson, Bailee Rogers, Emelin Romero-Loaiza, Daniel Rushing, Diego Sanchez, Travis Sanchez, Mehakpreet Sandhu, Chantel Scheider, Xavier Scott, Louis Sequeira, Gabriel Silva Quintero, Jaden Simon, Armaan Singh, Sahibvanch Singh, Taylor Small, Jairo Soto, Xavier Talamantes, Dominic Tolentino, Richie Tran, Abigail Trump, Jedric Uganiza, Carlos Velasco Noches, Emmanuel Vercher, Giovana Villalobos Carrillo, Roman Witt, Nayleen Yamamoto, Maximus Ybanez.