Almanac

Cover Story - June 8, 2011

Graduation 2011: At M-A, one journey ends and another begins

On the Coach Parks football field on Thursday afternoon, June 2, a total of 388 seniors in the Class of 2011 graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School.

Among students who applied for the honor, five were chosen to speak. "A variety of styles and presentations" is what the selection panel was looking for, according to the school's pre-ceremony preparation materials. Long was not favored over short, nor serious over funny, nor looking backward over looking forward, but combinations were welcome.

Staff members assisted with the speech polishing.

The speeches and their authors: "Chapter One" by Adrienne Jack and Janae Peats; "The Big Day!" by Sergio Balcazar; "Dream Big" by Hannah Rosenfeld; "Growing Smaller" by Rebecca Strehlow; and "Attitude Determines Altitude" by Justin Genevro.

Festivities for the seniors included a May 31 picnic at Huddart Park in Woodside, an awards ceremony later that night in the Performing Arts Center, a breakfast at the gym patio the next day, and a party at a surprise location on graduation night, which included the awarding of scholarships.

Graduates

A

Cristina Abarca, David Abbott, Krista Guingona Abela, Michael James Abramson, Julio Cesar Acosta Garcia, David Joseph Adler, Dalila Tekyma Adofo, Emily Child Aguilar, Isai V. Alcazar, Jose Manuel Alvarez, Evan J. Amato, Maritza Amaya, Gabriella Adriana Amberchan, Priyanka Anandita, Alma Gabriela Argueta Menendez, Brandaise Addison Armstrong, Alexa G Arreola-Ceja, Erika Marie Athens, John Angelo Athens, Jasonna Theresa Auzenne, Dimas Ernesto Ayala, Miguel A. Ayala

B

Sergio Balcazar Mendoza, Erica Luz Elena Balderrama, Samuel H Bartlit, Trent Alexander Bastian, Samantha Battaglia, Maxwell John Beckstrom, Carlos Alfredo Bejinez, Alexander L Bercow, Haley Louise Berggren, Juliette Allegra Berlin, Spencer C Berry, James E. Blawie, Kristopher D. Bliss, Isaac David Block, Melanie Pleasants Bloom, Clark A. Bonham, Alex Booher, Myles Brewer, Adalyn Jane Brian, Charles Howard Brock, III, Nicolas Ryan Brody, C edric Pierre-Philippe Brossard, Caroline Beatrice Bucksbaum, Amry Nicole Burton, Lara Danielle Butler, James Buttram

C

Blanca T. Caballero-Calderon, Teresa Rose Cain, Karina Calderon-Pasada, Evelyn Campos, Alison Jean Candlin, Laura Ann Canessa, Zackary Garrett Cantu, Hunter Jensen Carmichael, Jeffrey P. Casey, Katie Castro, Jarde Marie Celestine, Jennifer Catherine Chan, Michael Andrew Chan, Christopher A. Chavolla, Holly Chen, Jack Chen, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Michael Connor Chu, Jennifer Iverson Chute, Elena Teresa Cleary, Holly Taylor Cogan, Ricardo Jesus Colin Coronel, Gillian K. Collom, Jessica Ivette Contreras, Juan Carlos Contreras, Madahi Alejandra Cornejo, Adalberto Correa, Erik Cortez-Hernandez, Austin Allegra Costello, Anna Catherine Crookston Herschlag, Gerry Cruz, Nicholas Pierre Cuisinot, Michael Donald Culhane, Thomas Young Cummings

D

Victoria Christine Dahlhoff, Mai Tuyet Dang, Roxana Davalos Rincon, Charlotte Ann Davis, Robert Benjamin Davis II, Troy Anthony Davis, Stas Alexander DellaMorte, Robert DeSandre, Grant B Dettmer, Jorge Luis Diaz, Miriam Lizeth Diaz Garcia, Michael O. Dickey, Stephen W. Dickey, Alana Rosalie Dopp, Emily Taylor Dorst, Davion Aaron-Shaquille Douglas, Monique Charnece Dow, Jeremy Francis Dudet, Nicolas Bernard Dudet, Anthony Deshawn Durham

E, F

Chandler Streeter Eason IV, Dominique Ellis, Ashley Escalante, Camille A. Escobar, Austin Ryan Escobedo, Isabel A. Esquivel, Erwin Francis Garma Estrabo, Eric Logan Evans, Jordyn Paige Fantuzzi, Kevin Fanuatanu, Blanca Lizeth Farias, Michael Reza Farzi, Alison M. Feldman, Orlando Ray Ferguson, Victoria Isabella Fernandez, Shelby Ann Fero, Alexander G. Fioretti, Christina M. Fogel, Prescott Alexander Foland, Hallee Carlisle Foster, Amanda Ashley Fowler, Rachel G. Fox, Jonathan Michael Friedman, Antonisha Lanita Fuller

G

Taylor Q. Gananian, Esmeralda Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Larisa Alejandra Garcia Gonzalez, Esteban Garcia-Cardenas, Carmen Lizeth Garcia-Mira, Justin Michael Genevro, Jose Gonzalez, Victor Alberto Gonzalez Barron, Guadalupe Gonzalez Rosas, Israel Gonzalez Tamayo, Hailly Green, Kristina Georgene Guerra, Liliana Guillen Ochoa, Alexis Briana Guitron, Spencer E. Gump, Russell S. Gurman, Sofia C Gutierrez-Dewar

H

Vincent Michael Hagman, Wesley James Hagman, Brendan G. Hale, Kenna Elaine Emiko Harpell, Samuel Katz Hausman, Nicolas S Henze, Nichole Marie Hernandez, Amy Lizette Herrera, Christina Hidalgo, Sean Donald Higgins, Franklin Robert Hill, Jonathan W. Hoech, Madeline A. Holtzman, Natalia A. Huerta

I, J

Cesar Alberto Ibarra, Patricia Ibarra-Barajas, Keith Inman, Kassidy T. Iwashita, Adrienne Nicole Jack, Rachel Katherine Jewell, Oliver Jin, Edward Mac Lellan Johnson, Emily Madison Johnson, Stephanie R. Johnson, Ryan W. Johnston, Vivien Jones

K

Koji Christopher Kameda, Taylor S. Karis, Paige E. Keating, Alexis M. Keller, Cameron A. Kelley, Caitlin J. Kenney, Kurt D. Kessler, Shivana Khatod, Sofia L .King, Fiona C. Kirby, Sara H. Kline, Katarina Karlie Rae Koleckar, Tristan Konolige, Courtney N. Kurtz

L

O'Neal La'Coste, Katharina Rachael Latu, Tyler R. Lawrence, Nicolo Lawrence B. Layosa, Clarissa Grace Lee, Sydney E. LeFebvre, Katherine P. Liang, Maximillian Lin, Jacob C. Lindquist, Brian C. Little, Angel Enrique Loaiza-Rodriguez, David N. Lockwood, Sione Lavemai Lolohea, Tiulipe Imoana Lolohea, Araceli Lombera-Valdez, Isaac Lopez

M

Ian A. Macartney, Kyle Anthony MacKenzie, Sofie Wrafter Madden, Nancy Berenice Madriz Huato, Dennis Martinez, Kevin Alexander Martinez, Ana Gabrielle Martinez-Bringas, Francis Kei-ichi Masuda, Ausia Vuki Mataele, Semisi Mataele, McKinley Denny Mathon, Laura Estefany Mayen Gonzalez, Louis Christopher McCabe, Graham Andrew McClelland, Michael McDonnell, Jason McGhee, Natalie E McMahon, Ana Elizabeth Medina Salas, Gabriella Meffert, Nicholas Elizah Mendola-Poole, Zachary Thomas Metteauer, Jacob Aaron Meyers-Snowball, Francesca Darija Milinovich, Sadie Nichole Minton, Jorge Luis Miranda, Samantha Elisabeth Mitchell, Sarah Rose Mitchell, Zackary Steven Mittelstadt, Daniel Mohr, Kendall L. Mongird, Nicholas Emilio Montes, Katie Nathalie Morataya-Gonzalez, Eddie DeVaughn Moreland Lane, Carolina Morfin, Lisa Morfin, Anthony Morfin Panozo, Mark A. Moritz-Rabson, Henry W. Mouat, Zoe Elise Moyer, Regina Mullen, Jose Luis Munoz Ruiz, Kenta Muraoka, Natalie Murillo-Nava

N

Farzan Naimi, Yuga Nakayama-Larrabee, Rahul Nand, Lualala Naufahu, Erik Emilio Nava, Daisy Navarro, Evan Michael Navarro, Jennifer Ann Neider, Jiayi Ning, Andrew Edgar Nixon, Laurin Yuri Noguchi, Maxwell Edward Nuyens

O

Brogan Paul O'Hara, Daniel T. O'Neel, Megan Allison O'Neil, Mary Jane O'Neill, Alberto Jr. Ochoa, Jose Ochoa, Enrique Ortiz, David Oser

P

Andr e Ramon Pacheco, Alivia Palmieri, Edwin E. Parada, Karen I. Parada, Clemence Parmentier, Xochiquetzal Parra, Jaroya Nicole Patrick, Jamaisse Carolyn Payne, Janae Elaina Crystal Peats, Maxwell Lawrence Philp, Tomas Pichardo-Garcia, Kisione Piliu, Devonte Lejon Piper, Nicholas E. Plante, Merwyn Miguel Poblete Jr., Fisiipeau Diedre Pomale, Timothy Prado, Sharon S. Prasad, Alejandro Prieto-Garcia

Q

Kelera Cavuyawa Qauqau, Jorge Luis Quinonez, Shereen Ragoobeer, Preben O. Ramleth, Nancy Michelle Ramos Ponce, Kate Frances Reardon, Amy Aurora Reynada, Christina L. Rodgers, Richard Allen Rodriguez, Katie Vanessa Rojas, Hannah Elizabeth Rosenfeld, Brandi Rouppet, Chelsea Ann Rouppet, Isabel Catherine Ruby, Roberto Rueda, Marisela Ruiz, Samuel C. Rupprecht

S

Jailan K. Sabet, Alofagia Junior Sakalia, Lizbeth Salgado Lopez, Lizette Salgado Lopez, Atzin C Sanchez, Joselin Sanchez, Jacqueline Sanchez Alvarado, Alma Rosa Sanchez Hernandez, Abigail Santana, Thomas J. Schertler, Marisa Kaurin Schwarz, Bailey Claire Scott, Connie Orlandria Seastrunk, Diane Melora Seely, Thomas Joseph Selby, Lindsey Paola Sepulveda, Andres Serrano Flores, Samuel M. Sexton, Joseph Barry Shepard, Nathaniel Zane Skinner, Adam W. Sklarin, Jake Martin Smith, Paige Elana Solomon, Julia Cory Sommer, Julia Sara Sommer, Michael Christian Stanek, Shonnel Corn e Stewart, Noah Xavier Stid, Jean Alexandre Strebler, Rebecca N. Strehlow, Marissa Lauren Strong, Colin Emmet Sutton, Julia Jackson Sylvester

T

Monika Akanesi Taufa, Salofi Falepapalangi Tautua'a, Sulia A. Teu, Kristina M. Thomas, William C. Thomsen, Christoffer S. Thygesen, Kirsten Marie Tinyo, Morgan J. Todd, Marquise Terrell Tolson, Samantha G. Torres, Edgardo Torres Gonzalez, Adrian J. Torres-Flores, Colton H. Toy, Ross J. Trammell, Yaneira Trejo, Semisi Tuitupou, Sela M. Tupou, Vika Latu Tupou, Stefan William Turkowski, Theodore Hale Tussing

V

Jennifer Valdovinos Nava, Cristian Alexander Valencia-Cornelio, Alec Van Stone, Ricardo Vargas-Pinzon, Jai Mohan Vaswani, Jazmine Vaughn, Alberto Vazquez Nunez, William Veenhuyzen, Aurelio Vega, Juliette Verstaen, Jesus M. Villalon Gutierrez, Nikhil C Viswanathan, Julia M. Vitale

W

Lusiana Qolikoro Wainiqolo, Celia Maria Walker, Victoria C. Walsh, Chace D. Warren, Sarah Elizabeth Watson, Evan B. Weiner, James R. Wenzel, Nicola Linlie White, Breona Wilkerson, Tabitha Julieanne Willems, Daniel Elliot Windham, Zoe R. Winkworth, Cameron Taylor Joseph Winn, Shelby Lynn Wirtz, Philip A. Witham, Leah Philana Worthington

Y, Z

Michael A Yabut, Amy Elena Young, Miles Ceroxylon Young, Alexander Nels Youngberg, Conrad Yu, Neil Zaky, Kyle J. Zirbes

Comments

Posted by Hannah Rosenfeld, a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Jun 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Every year seniors at M-A have to fill out exit surveys that say where they are going after they graduate. Ms. Kleeman, our college councilor put them together in one document. If you are interested in seeing where M-A students are going, we posted the list, along with a map, on the M-A Bear News here Web Link


Posted by Haricot Vert, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

It's Coach Parks Field. With an "s." Just FYI. Show the guy some respect.


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