The Park View Elementary School Class of 2017 promotion exercises Thursday will always be special for Mona Ogden.
This was her last as principal of the school. After 32 years with the Ripon Unified, Odgen, who previously served as vice principal at Weston, is retiring.
The recently-hired Eva Matthews will be the next Park View principal.
Fittingly, the class song at this special event held in the Multi-Purpose Building was Miley Cyrus’ “I’ll Always Remember You.”
The alumni speaker was Aiyana Herrera, who is valedictorian for this year’s Ripon High graduating class. Gabriel Herrera had the honors of introducing her to those in attendance.
In one of her last official duties, Ogden presented the class to Ripon Unified school board member Caroline Hutto for the distribution of promotion certificates.
The complete list of those moving on to high school is as followed:
Hailie Ables-Howland, Thasal Afzal, Simran Birring, Nicolai Bondad, Korey Budde, Antonio Cabello, Jake Chapin, Michael Daggett, Joie Delisle, Harnoor Dhillon, Bennie Dimas, Bradley Drennan, Jace Duncan, Kylee Duree, Owen Michael Grabar, Hailey Gushrowski, Gabriel Herrera, Kiley Holland, Jordyn Irby, Laila Irigoyen, Nicholas Jakobsen, Mackenzie Jautaikis, Christy Joseph, Hannity Laswell, Chayse Lewis, Ka’Maar Lino, Payton Lotspeich, Cynthia Marquez, Gilberto Martinez, Patrick McConahay.
Macie McPeak, Lilyan Mendoza, Alyssa Moran, Kelly Nguyen, Haiden Nussbaumer, Daniel Ochoa, Alyssa Oliver, Mollie Parenti, Justin Peak, Diego Pelaez, Allison Pendleton, Ashley Pugh, Hailey Pugh, Ivan Reyes, Christian Schirmer, Rajveer Singh, Sanjana Sivakumar, Allison Stanley, Shayden Thomas, Abel Ureste, James Boyce, David Velasquez, Jonathan Ventura, Zoe Walker, Kai West, Kylie Wolf, Aaron Wood, Brett Zimmerman.