Class of 2019 graduates from San Juan Hills High School

For the complete list of graduates, please scroll to the bottom of this post

San Juan Hills High School’s 2019 graduation was a memorable one, not just for the students but for the principal, Jennifer Smalley, as well.

The pair shares a special bond because they started their journey at San Juan Hills High School together.

San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)

“As you all began your first year of high school, I too began my first year as your principal,” Smalley said. “During our freshman year together, we learned very quickly what it meant to be a Stallion.”

About 554 students celebrated with family and friends Thursday, June 6 during a graduation ceremony that took place at the school’s stadium.

CUSD Board President Gila Jones, City Mayor Brian Maryott, Teacher of the Year Bill Kaiser, and Chief Communications Officer Ryan Burris were in attendance.

San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)

The school heard speeches from Scholar of Scholars Brandon Tong, Student Mia Meltzer, and Student Luciana Benzan, as well as Smalley and Jones.

“Every single step, both forward and backward that have contributed to the important piece of the puzzle that makes the class of 2019 who we are,” Meltzer said. “Though there were setbacks, they really were just set ups for something greater in the future.”

Senior Class President Stephanos Margaretis presented the Class of 2019 gift to the school – new score boards for the gymnasium that will match the school’s new branding.

Teachers John Baker, Joe Snedeker, Rob Lynde, and Robert Spiers were chosen by the students to announce names.

One by one the students walked up to receive their diplomas.

San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)

“Stallions, you have worked really hard to reach this moment,” Smalley said. “All of us here applaud those moments where you fought against your own self-doubt during the last four years, and turned that energy into potential and promise… Thank you for four years of GOLD memories.”

An hour or so later, and with a throw of their caps, the students’ time at San Juan Hills Highschool officially came to an end.

For more graduation coverage, visit CUSDInsider.org.

San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)
San Juan Hills graduation in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez)

The 2019 San Juan Hills High School graduates are:

Elise Abedi

Alexandra Aguilar

Celia Aguilar

Carlos Aguirre

Omar Al-Ali

Cade Albright

Daniel Amador

Connor Anastasiow

Sergio Anaya Bejarano

Alissa Andrade

Jenifer Antimo

Austin Aragona

Alex Arista-Reyes

Caitlin Armstrong

Keila Astono

Ryan Aswegan

Akshat Ataliwala

Veronica Atayde

Jamie Auer

Jaime Ayala

Ava Bachelder

Lindsay Backer

Gabrielle Baillargeon

Lindsay Bain

Sophia Bak-Boychuk

Nicole Baker

Richard Ballew

Daniel Banda Lopez

Benjamin Bandettini

Jonathan Barber

Alyssa Barkwell

Kennedy Barns

Esmeralda Barraza

Arianna Barrera

Aisline Barrientos

Madison Beebe

Kyle Bengelsdorf

Isabella Benice

Colin Benson

Luciana Benzan

Hanna Berkompas

Brandon Besler

Pazinah Bhadha

Ty Birtles

Zoey Bjorkman

Ethan Bockler

Rylen Bockrath

Isabelle Bolotin

Jordan Bonanno

Hailey Bond

Lilly Borsack

Chase Bouquet

Conner Boxell

Tiffany Breig

Derek Brenneman

Megan Brooks

Savanna Brooks

Katherine Brubaker

Bailey Bruton

Kenyi Bucio

Rachel Campuzano

Hannah Carlson

Tony Carlson

Kyler Carney

Jocelyn Carrillo

Samuel Cartledge

Alexis Casarrubias-Quinn

Alma Castaneda

Christian Castaneda

Alondra Castillo

Raquel Castillo

Ernesto Cayetano

Andrew Ceja

Javier Cervantes

Logan Chavez

Victor Chavez

Chloe Chen

Lindsey Chin

Samantha Choi

Eli Chon

Nicole Kimberly Chua

Ibeth Cibrian

Jacquline Cirilo

Jacoby Clawson

Garrett Clime

William Codd

John Coffey

Scott Cole

Jack Collins

Angelina Compean

Claire Cone

Salvador Contreras-Vega

Landon Cook

Giovanna Cortes

Marcos Cortes Blanco

Katya Cortes-Reyes

Nicolas Criscito

Elizabeth Cruz

Nicole Cruz

Gabriela Cruz Fabian

Collette Curtis

Reilly Daggett

Nathan Daigneault

Joshua Dalo

Tiffany Dang

Emma Dart

Jason Daser

Abbey Dayton

David De Anda

Leonardo De Araujo

Cole De Cecco

Giovanna DeJohn

Alessia Del Monico

Ethan DeLaurie

Yesenia Delgado

Grace Dennen

Ashlynn Desco

Angel Diaz

Jesus Diaz

Timothy Diersing

Jordan Difilippo

Bianca DiVerde

Isabel Donaldson

Reed Dossey

Giselle Drake

Connor Drasler

Audrey Dunn

Joshua Dunphy

Brandon Duplanty

Collin Easton

Adia Edwards

DeShun Edwards

Olivia Eiler

Ramsey Elshiwick

Adam Engelke

Dennis Espinoza

Esperanza Esquivel

Jose Estrada Guerrero

Liam Fahey

Marco Fajardo

Iridiana Farias

Jackson Farner

Zain Faruqi

Abigail Fehlman

Connor Ferguson

Zachary Ferguson

Mia Ferjulian

David Fernandez

Anthea Fisher

Emily Fletcher

Armando Florentino

Dalton Flores

Jose Flores Uriostegui

Elibeth Flores-Medina

Gavin Fluegge

Manuel Fluss

Amanda Fohrman

Donovan Foley

Matthew Fong

Matthew Forte

Sabrina Fortier

Caden Foy

Cameron Freestone

Dylan French

Joshua French

Elizabeth Friess

Devon Frieze

Berenice Galindo Garcia

Arturo Garcia

Eric Garcia

Francisco Garcia

Rory Gavin

Sierra Gaynor

Giovanni Gentile

Sarah Gick

Blake Gifford

Morgan Gill

Susan Gill

Jacob Gillis

Tyler Giraldin

Nathan Giraud

Jake Stone Godfrey

Dylan Goffinet

Stephanie Goldbaum

Sloane Goldfader

Tara Goldhammer

Josue Gomez

Alexander Gonzalez

Angelica Gonzalez

Jack Goodwin

Michael Gottron

Jack Gow

Ian Gray

Caroline Green

Savina Green

Teryn Greer

Autumn Ground

Eleni Guerena

Nicolas Guerena

Angel Gutierrez

Jose Guzman

Amanda Haimes

Lacey Hall

Rachel Hall

Jacob Hamblin

Summer Hamilton

Kyle Hampson

Katherine Hansen

Ausna Haris

Camille Haroutunian

Olivia Harry

Jenna Hartstein

Caiden Hawker

Abby Hazen

Jason Healey

Chloe Heesch

Riley Heesch

Savanna Henderson

Emily Hernandez

Yahel Hernandez

Seyla Herranen-Ricketts

Giselle Herrera

Ashley Herrera-Valentin

Sean Higuchi

Zachary Hilde

Brigham Hill

Liza Hladek

Keaton Hodges

Lila Holley

Matthys Hubner

Dakota Huckabaa

Avery Hudson

Olivia Huff

Hannah Hughitt

Mitchell Hunt

Jenna Husli

Christian Huynh

David Inlow

Neema Jabbour

Darius Jackson

Marisa Jacobsen

Julian Jarricot

Kellan Jenner

Austin Jewett

Angela Jijon

Bonny Jimenez

Urbano Jimenez

Ethan Johannes

Connor Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Kristian Johnson

Dalin Jones

Sadie Jones

Jinous Jooyan

Aria Kajeh

Maximillian Kalb

Samantha Kamp

Shaan Kauffman

Mabel Keeler

Chloe Kern

Justin Kern

Nathanael Kim

Emma Knutson

Valentina Komarov

Ethan Konte

Cameron Kosmides

Lucas Krall

Victoria Kraus

Tyler Kreider

Mathias Kristensen

Connor Kuczynski

Mihir Kulkarni

Chancey LaBrecque

Ryan Lachemann

Isabella Lara

Andrei Lasc

Lucy Law

Faith Lee

Morgan Lehr

Cristobal Lemus Tovar

Carson Lewis

Kobe Lin

Dawson Little

Trent Little

Jiayue Liu

Samuel Lockhart

Alexa Lopez

Brandon Lopez

Diana Lopez

Jose Lopez

Ustin Lopez

Yanaisa Lopez

Bridger Loveridge

Cole Lowey

Antonio Lozada

Noah Lugo

Taylor Luna

Tayler Lynch

Marydith Macabale

Elliot MacAdam

Uriel Macias

James Mahoney

Jack Maloney

Joseph Maloney

Matthew Mansoor

Anthony Manzano

McKenzie Marcot

Stephanos Margaretis

Mirka Berenice Marquez

Alyssa Martinez

Ramone Marzolo

Sasha Matienzo

Kurtis Maulin

Ricardo Mayoral

Seth McCaughey

Caroline Mcclaskey

Summer McCurdy

Jordan McFadden

Griffin McGowan

Brian McKeagney

Palmer McKeague

Maxwell McNeal

Amy Medrano-Guerra

Mia Meltzer

Nancy Mendez

Nicolas Mendiola

Elsa Mendoza

Jessica Mendoza

Haile Mestiza Flores

Elizabeth Mettler

Cash Michalis

Madison Midland

Calib Mihalczo

Benjamin Mitaux-Maurouard

Robert Mitteco

Megan Mohler

Marilyn Molina

Adrian Molinar

Rylee Monaghan

Chase Monarch

Lauren Moon

Thomas Moore

Kamille Morales

Luis Moreno

Diamanda Morgado

Mackenzie Morley

Anahita Motamed Hashemi

Makailey Motte

Yasmin Mousa

Jillian Moyer

Rory Moyles

Skyler Mudge

Katie Muniz

Ashley Nannis

Richard Nava

Maralynne Navarro

Trinity Needham

Preston Nelson

Nathan Newkirk

Justin Nguyen

Kayla Nguyen

Sabrina Nguyen

Tia Nguyen

Alison Nicolai

Ricardo Ocampo Estrada

Liam O’Connor

Kaitlyn Ord

Christian Ortiz

Eduardo Ortiz

Marcos Ortiz Hernandez

Case Ostrom

Annie Parker

Jordan Parkhurst

Bryan Parra

Jaylan Patel

Courtney Paulson

Abraham Peak

Addison Pearlman

Jonathan Pedroza

Grace Pemberton

Jasmine Pena

Chloe Pereida

Brian Perez

Melanie Perez

Marlene Perez Tello

Joanna Perlas

Catherine Petersen

Robert Peterson

Sean Phan

Cole Phillips

Nicholas Platt

Mariela Ponce Mendoza

Phoebe Popplewell

Hayley Port

Noah Porter

Jillian Powell

Lauren Precioso

Olivia Price

Boone Purnell

Delaney Puthuff

Alejandro Quintana Espinosa

Donovan Quomsieh

Fiza Qureshi

Najah Qureshi

Mason Rachall

Gloria Ramirez

Heidi Ramirez

Jerry Ramirez

Leslie Ramirez

Maritza Ramirez

Roger Ramirez

Yajahira Ramirez Pimentel

Danielle Randolph

Julia Ransom

Cooper Rapp

Joshua Rauterkus

Cole Rawlings

Kyle Rawlings

Marlee Ressler

Jennah Reyes

Sean Rhyan

Cynthia Rivera

Enrique Rivera

Trevor Rizzi

Shane Roberson

Emmanuel Rodriguez

Randy Rodriguez

Taylor Rodriguez

Dahlia Rodriguez Krause

Clarissa Roh

Emily Romaniolis

Melanie Rooten

Nanci Rosales

Connor Rose

Aaron Rothman

Chelsea Ruiz

Ethan Sakach

Skylar Sako

Thomas Salmon

Ebander Sanchez

Jazmin Sanchez

Luis Sanchez

Claire Sandefur

Anthony Sandoval Nava

Ross Sangalang

Skylar Santana

Anthony Sarantos

Solei Sarmiento

Samuel Satossky

Andrew Scalia

Megan Schmid

Ethan Scholz

Henry Schreiner

Joshua Schroeder

Sophie Scullion

Anya Searle

Sydney Segraves

Jenna Sentman

Jules Serlin

Delainey Shadjareh

Joseph Sherby

Sydney Shields

Sean Sidles

Makena Siebert

Omar Silva Sanchez

Kirian Yarin Simon Calderon

Linus Simpson

Audrey Siposs

Monica Sivayavirojna

Sophia Skarvan

Lauren Skinner

Cole Smith

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Payden Smith

Victoria Smith

Virginia Smith

Jose Snell

Jason Soley

Rafhael Soliman

Sianna Soto

Nicholas Sparacino

Samantha Stewart

Robert Stoica

Emma Stokes

Riley Stonger

Nicole Strauch

Lana Suleiman

Ella Sumich

Jeffrey Sung

Justin Supe

Alicia Sutjipto

Gavin Taylor

Allison Teas

Taytum Tercenio

Brennen Thomas

Michelle Thomas

Eduardo Tiempos

Alec Tighe

Chloe Tilton

Casey Tindall

John Tizuela

Max Tobin

Brandon Tong

Elianett Torres

Jason Torres

Sutton Tucker

Kayden Turner

Elise Tysdal

Morelia Ulloa-Barriga

Kaleyah Celine Uy

Gustavo Valle

Joseph Valverde

Cole Vander Broek

Mateo Vargas

Sasha Vargas

Nicole Vargas Martinez

Halle Varner

Mariel Vas

Tomas Vas

Caden Vaughn

Julyanna Vazquez

Kevin Vazquez Perez

Gianna Velasco

Ashley Velazco

Racquelle Vellandi

Quinn Verbosky

John Michael Victorino

Yuridiana Vidal

Yenifer Vidal Calixto

Rosendo Villegas

Sofia Votava

Trent Wagner

Savannah Wagoner

Makayla Walders

Chase Waller

Dylan Warther

Ambriel Wheeler

Bryan Whitfield

Emma Wienenga

Kaitlyn Williams

Megan Winkelmann

Trenton Wood

Casey Woolf

Devin Wright

Olivia Wyckoff

Kylie Yamano

Greyson Yashar

Elnaz Yavarinia

Bardia Yazdansharif

Sierra Young

Sydney Young

Dong-Hyun Yu

Raquel Zaragoza

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