Graduates Ride Scooters into Dana Hills High School Commencement

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Continuing the senior tradition, Dana Hills High School graduates rode in style on scooters to the school’s commencement ceremony. Bursting with excitement after a long-awaited four years of hard work and dedication, the graduates reminisced on their amazing accomplishments and how they will continue their individual paths with one thing in common – maintaining their graduating class’ desire for excellence.

Dana Hills High School prospective graduates file onto the field during graduation ceremonies. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski

“Together, we are ‘student great,’” commencement speaker Greer Albaugh said. “After today, most of us won’t see each other again. We’ll all continue on our own paths and do amazing things elsewhere. However, when we look back on our high school experience, we’ll all have one thing in common: being student great.”

Dana Hills students celebrated with family and friends Thursday, June 6 during the graduation ceremony at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point.

The school heard speeches from commencement speakers Greer Albaugh, Thomas Prince, and Mary Sorensen, as well as Principal Dr. Joshua Porter and Capistrano Unified School District Board Trustee Martha McNicholas. Capistrano Unified Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services Greg Merwin and Dana Point City Council member Jamey Frederico, Laguna Niguel City Council member Fred Minagar, and Dana Point Mayor Joe Muller were in attendance.

CUSD School Board Trustee Martha McNicholas, left, accepts the Dana Hills High School graduates, as Dana Hills High School principal, Joshua Porter, right,looks on, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski

“As we bid farewell to this campus, and one another, and our homes, and our childhoods,” commencement speaker Mary Sorensen said, “I commend our efforts of the last four years and express my full faith in all the triumphs and all the beauty our futures hold.”

The Dana Hills High School Choir sang, “I hope you had the time of your life,” from the song “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by the popular band Green Day, which fans associate with past experiences they hold near and dear to their heart.

Dana Hills High School graduates sing “Good Riddance, ” by Green Day, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski

During the final song, it was evident the students reminisced on all the friends they made, challenges they faced, and memories they will never forget. While the students reflected on their last four years of high school, they looked forward to the memories they are eager to create. As the ceremony came to a conclusion and the graduates turned their tassels, reached for their caps and finally tossed them in the air as the song left the graduates with one final lasting impression of their high school recollections.

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Joshua Porter, Dana Hills High School principal, welcomes the crowd, Thursday, during Dana Hills High School’s graduation ceremony. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Students file into the stadium, Thursday, during Dana Hills High School’s graduation. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
VIP guests are escorted onto the field, Thursday, during Dana Hills High School’s graduation. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
VIP guests are escorted onto the field, Thursday, during Dana Hills High School’s graduation. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduate, Carly Bower, right , is congratulated by Martha McNicholas, left, CUSD School Board Trustee, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
A Dana Hills High School graduate holds up a diploma holder for a photograph, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School principal, Joshua Porter, welcomes the graduates and guests, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski.
Dana Hills High School prospective graduates file onto the field during graduation ceremonies. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Valedictorian graduates file into the stadium, Thursday, during Dana Hills High School’s graduation ceremony. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
CUSD School Board Trustee Martha McNicholas, left, and Dana Hills High School Psychology Teacher, Dr. John Gunderson, right, congratulate the graduates, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Two Dana Hills High School graduates congratulate each other, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduates get ready to be awarded their diplomas, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduates cheer on their fellow graduates, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduates applaud for their graduation speakers, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduation speaker, Greer Albaugh, gives her speech, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduation speaker, Thomas Prince, gives his speech, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduation speaker, Mary Sorensen, right, gets a hug from fellow graduation speaker, Thomas Prince, left, after Sorensen gave her speech, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduation speaker, Mary Sorensen, gives her speech, Thursday, during ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
A packed stadium at Dana Hills High School is the audience for Thursday’s graduation ceremony. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School’s ASU Senior Class President, Rachel Reeves, presents the class gift, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana Hills High School graduates turn their tassels, Thursday, during graduation ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Dana lHills High School graduates attempt to retrieve their caps amidst the release of white doves, Thursday, at conclusion of ceremonies at the school. Photo by Janine Swiatkowski
Andersen Bray, 10, right, volunteers as a “first responder,” Thursday during Dana Hills High School’s graduation ceremonies as Orange County Sheriff’s deputy K. Reinhardt, left, looks on. Photo by Janine Swiatkowskii

Dolphin of the Year Semi-Finalists

Kiana Brackenridge

William Campisano

Nathan Pellini

Rachel Reeves

Trevor Remeyer

2019 Dolphin of the Year

Nathan Pellini

National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist

Dylan Potter

National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist

Langston Phan

National Merit Scholarship Recipient

Kyle Xu

National Hispanic Recognition Program Recipients

Camille Deol

Hayden Garcia

Michael Marino

James McCullough

Tomas Viejobueno

Lauren West

The 2019 Dana Hills graduates are:

Shervin Abazari

Christian Adame Garcia

Beau Aguilar

Andrea Aguirre Pedraza

Greer Albaugh

Noah Albrecht

Allyson Alldredge

Drake Allen

Avalon Aloia

Victoria Altman

Brandon Alvarez-Melendez

Julia Ammermon

Larissa Andalis

Gabriel Anderson

Sophia Anderson

Dominic Andraos

Cole Andrew

Abigail Andrews

Lauren Andrews

Bryan Arias

Devyn Arlasky

Cole Arreguin

Amanda Arsenault

Armon Ashoubi

Nolan Ashworth-Scott

Clarissa Austin

Ileana Avila

Dylan Avillanoza

Nolan Ayers

Huiyi Bao

Julie Barber

Skylar Barnes

Isabel Barnett

Jacob Barri

Sophia Barri

Ryan Barta

Noah Batterton

Madeline Bayless

Kara Beightol

Lauren Bellavia

Jomari Bello

Richard Besanceney

Connor Beveridge

Jordan Biales

Alex Bicknell

Noah Bishop

Matthew Blair

Fernando Bojorquez

Cole Borlin

Sebastian Bouvier

Silas Bouvier

Charlotte Bowen

Carly Bower

Leyla Boyar

Kiana Brackenridge

Alexander Bradshaw

Summer Bradshaw

Andelin Bray

Jamison Bray

Christian Britton

Connor Brown

Nicholas Brown

Gianna Bruce

Neil Buck

Nicholas Burghart

Max Burlison

Victoria Burnham

Casey Burns

Sabrina Burns

Emily Burrows

Samuel Buscemi

Ximena Bustos Benitez

Riley Byrnes

Danielle Calame

Kaden Caliendo

Andrew Calo

Cooper Campbell

Gavin Campbell

William Campisano

Celia Cano Lomeli

Alexander Canzoneri

Chase Capellino

Cole Carpenter

Benjamin Carr

Clark Casey

Casey Castro

Christian Caves

Olivia Chambers

Marco Chamorro

Alira Chance

Regan Chapman

Emma Charles

Kiele Chen

Julia Choate

Luis Cigarroa

Robert Clignett

Nicole Cluff

Laura Cochran

Riley Coffey

Logan Cogswell

Connor Collins

Diana Contreras

Meredith Cook

Rylee Cook

Madison Coon

Molly Copp

Casey Corbett

Joel Cornett

Angel Cortez

Hailey Cosenza

Nicole Costantino

Angela Cruz

Jose Cruz

Leah Csermak

Megan Cusey

Dominick D’Agosta

Caroline Daly

Shane Darr

Evan Davis

Keyla Davis

Megan Delery

Lorena Delin Andreu

Camille Deol

Ian Diamond

Abraham Diaz Gutierrez

Rosa Domingot

Lance Donahoe

Aidan Donovan

Scott Dorhout

Elliott Drake

Andrew Drossel

Matthew Drossel

Olivia Drury

Alana Dugan

Reegan Dupper

Minna Earl

Yasaman Ebrahimi

Hayden Edmunds

Sabrina Edwards

Sydney Eichenbaum

Sierra Eklund

Ian Engdahl

Jaqueline Enriquez Corado

Leo Ercoli

Bryan Fabian-Aranda

Candace Fan

Emily Farfone

Taha Farhan

Eddie Faris

Parmida Fatemi

Nathan Fatigate

Drew Ferketic

Katherine Ferrier

Matthew Fielis

Victor Figueroa

Kole Fisher

Devon Forker

Jackson Fox

Zachary Frederick

Emma Freeman

Julia Friesz

Kieran Frost

Simon Fuller

Vada Furlan

Cole Futak

Makaila Gaff

Rebeca Galarza

Logan Gallina

John Garbino

Hayden Garcia

Mariana Garcia

Nevaeh Garcia

Joseph Garcia Gonzalez

Crystal Garduno Blanco

Amy Garduno Osorio

Trevor Gaynor

Megan Geiger

Rebecca Ginsberg

Lauren Glass

Sarah Glick

Terra Goetz

Olivia Goldstein

Michael Gomez Ranfla

Bryan Gonzalez

Jocelyn Gonzalez Castillo

Amy Gordon

Ian Gottron

Dawson Graf

Isley Grguric

Madison Grimes

Cambria Grisham

Samantha Groballi

Carlie Gross

Kayla Gross

Gionni Gutierrez

Alejandro Gutierrez Munoz

Ariana Gutto

Ashley Guzman

Camille Hadley

Kendall Hadley

Savanah Haigg

Lucia Hakkaart

Nathan Hallsworth

Kamran Hamidi

Victoria Hamm

Jake Hamman

Zachary Hankin

Gabriella Hansen

Camille Hardgrave

Samantha Harris

Serenity Harry

Bailey Hart

James Harvey

Jaden Haskins

Nicholas Hassel

Cyrus Hatami

Zylah Havertine

Abby Hayden

Reece Healey

Kianna Hedmann

Joseph Heneghan

Alexander Hernandez

Kaylee Hernandez

Sky Hernandez

Victor Hernandez

Zoe Herrera-Maldonado

Madeline Hibler

Chase Hill

Quentin Hill

Annabelle Himmelberg

Tayler Hinrichsen

Joshua Hoffman

William Hoffman

Quinton Holmes

Samantha Holster

Gregory Holt

Bridgit Hoolihan

Ethan Hoopes

Jaclyn Hoostal

Garrett Hough

Nicholas House

Alyssa Howard

Lillian Hubbard

Ashley Hudson

Angel Huizar

Muhammad Imran

Jesus Isas

Kylie Jacobs

Melody Jacobs

Allyson Jacobson

Katie Jacobson

Alexa James

Yelim Jeon

Beau Johnson

Brandon Johnson

James Johnson

Jason Johnson

Nicolas Johnson

Olivia Kalterakus

Aidan Kammerman

Benjamin Kappes

Jake Karlsson

David Karnazes

Parker Keeley

Cameron Keeling

Ryan Keithley

Aiden Keller

Eris Kershaw

Leila Keyvan

Ky Kim

Karlee Kingsolver

Garrett Kirby

Reese Kirkpatrick

Abigail Klabouch

Jonathan Klause

Wyatt Klein

Connor Kline

Jade Knowles

Nina Koester

Isabella Konstantynowsky

Hirbod Koochekmanesh

Michael Kravitz

Payton Kubalsky

Joshua Kutcher

Toren Kuzminsky

Johnathan La Pointe

Kaitlin LaBella

Emily Landaverde

Mason Lapena

Samantha Lapple

Devin Larios

Samantha Larios

Robin Lasher

Jessie Lataban

Andrew Lavin

Summer Lee

Rachel Leong

Julianne Lepe

Brayden Lewis

Kaden Likins

Oskar Lindstrom

Daniel Litwinski

John Loconsolo

Dylan Lodes

Sara Lodes

Jagger Loelkes

Sophia Lombardo

Christopher Lomeli

Alexis Lopez

Luis Lopez

Elisa Lopez-Sanchez

Taryn Lott

Marisol Loya

Donovan Lucker

Giselle Lujano

Jordan Lujan-Roberts

Yamilet Macedo

Kelly MacLeod

Holly Madrid

Aliyah Ysabella Magdaluyo

Owen Magee

Krystal Manzo

Emanuel Marias Castrejon

Gianna Marietti

Michael Marino

Grace Maroon

Beatrice Marquina

Karina Marquina Perez

Morgan Martin

Giovanny Martinez

Savannah Martinez

Ashley Maselli

Samantha Mason

Elyse Mata

Tess Mathes

Bryce Mattox

Andrew Matyseck

Alec Maurer

Annie McAllister

Maya McArthur

Riley McCall

Stella McCarter

Sean McClemmy

Niki McCormick

Rosemarie McCrystal

James McCullough

Madeline McDermott

Brandon McDonald

Morgan McGrath

Sierra McKean

Michelle McKee

Mia McKeown

Catelyn McLeester

Zachary McNeese

Yasmeen Medhat

Samuel Mehler

Eduardo Mendez Garcia

Yadira Mendoza Roman

Sarah Meng

Luke Messore

Marek Michulka

Ryan Miele

James Miller

Theodore Millman

Mason Mills

Nikki Minagar

Alex Minnick

Madison Mitchell

Livia Monroe

Samantha Montero

Parker Moore

Johana Moreno

Samantha Moreno

Trent Morgan

Braedon Morris

Gage Morris

Madison Morrison

Nikki Motabar

Jakob Muir

Aaron Munger

Brian Munoz

Sanam Naji

Armando Nandi

Avery Nard

Jake Naval

Brian Negrete

Sophia Nenninger

Angela Nery

Avery Nesson

Max Neuhausel

Jade Nicoletti

Ashley Noorian

Catherine Norby

Presley Norland

Milad Norouzi

Matthew Nossovitch

Nicholas Novillo

Devyn O’Brien

Ralf Reinier Ocampo

Sophia Ochoa

Atziry Ocotecatl Rodriguez

Makayla O’Donovan

Noah Ohana

Claire Olson

Alexis Ortega Gama

Kendall Osorio

Troy Oswald

Avery Otsuji

Lea Packer

Emily Padula

Jacob Paquette

Trishna Paul

Evan Payne

Madison Peebles

Amirhossein Peivandi

Nathan Pellini

Mackenzie Peplin

Jose Perez

Aidan Perrone

Luke Perry

Langston Phan

Jackson Philbin

Kaylyn Pierce

Daphnay Pino

Phoebe Pitt

Matthew Poching

Brooke Podres

Saul Popoca

Ryan Poppenhagen

Gabriel Porfiro

Dylan Potter

Garrett Powell

Thomas Prince

Lorenzo Putrino

Matthew Querner

Ruby Quigley

Summer Quinn

Rilee Raith

Logan Ramirez

Cristian Ramirez Sanchez

Hailey Ray

Griffin Redfield

Renee Reed

Christopher Reese

Irish Reeves

Rachel Reeves

Trevor Remeyer

Jennifer Renaud

Julia Renaud

Sierra Repp

Cole Rettberg

Diana Reyes

Daisy Reyes Ramirez

Lindsay Reynoso

Julia Reznicek

Emily Rhodes

Kaitlyn Rice

Klaire Richardson

Samantha Richardson

Grant Richey

Taylor Riethe

Madison Riiska

Jose Rios Mejia

Noah Roberts

Sienna Rocha

Antonio Rodriguez

Courtney Rodriguez

Miguel Rodriguez

Gady Roman Evaristo

David Rosas

Isaiah Ross

Kallie Rupke

Kate Ryan

Andrew Saad

Malena Saadeh

Morgan Saavedra

Ethan Safai

Andrea Sagastume

Ahnalia Salazar-Hudgins

Erik Salgado

Aidyn Salholm

Quinn Salholm

Audrey Saloot

Aylin Sanchez

Lynda Sanchez

Noah Sanchez

Lauren Sands

Josue Santana

Sarah Santillan

Emma Sarkissian

Kaito Sato

Christina Savage

Samantha Scadron

Daniella Scarantino

Chloe Schiedow

Ethan Schultz

Anna Shaver

Isabelle Shaver

Nicole Shepard

Zoe Shetley

O’Neal Shockley

Alyssa Siegel

Shannon Sim

Kaylee Simler

Reed Simmons

Bradley Simonson

Elena Singh

Joshua Smith

Sam Smith

Nolan Snyder

Mary Sorensen

Konstantinos Soteropoulos

Hannya Soto

Lauren Soto

Lucas Sotozono

Amanda Sousa

Gabrielle Sparks

Jeffrey Spector

Anne Spencer

Sophia Spiegler

Katherine Spinogatti

Cole Stark

Jack Stark

Wyatt Stark

Gunnar Steele

Kate Steer

Hayden Stein

Taylor Stephens

Kristal Stevens

Lauren Stevens

Jake Stich

Andrew Stock

Alyna Strobel

Jacquelyn Stuckey

Michael Suarez

Isabella Sullins

Aidan Sullivan

Courtney Swift

Adrian Sword-Emmanuel

Brianna Tade

Camille Takach

Stephanie Tam

Claire Tamadon

Savannah Tapia

Chloe Taylor

Bryanna Tellez

Jacob Terrazas

Victoria Terrazas

Luke Thayer

Noah Thompson

Sasha Thompson

Adrianna Thornton

Terravette Tilimon

Jesus Torres

Isabella Totten-Parato

Griffin Tracy

Paris Tran

Edith Trujillo

Justin Tuma

Kelly Uyemura

Alina Van Dahlen

Timothy Van Hoomissen

Chelsea Velasquez

Jeremiah Verhines

Caleb Verrall

Tomas Viejobueno

Cameron Villa

Daniel Villa Lopez

Erica Villalba Abarca

Adam Villamil Jaimes

Cruz Vincent

Avery Volz

Regan Von Cannon

Jack Vraneza

Kirra Anne Wade

Hailey Wagener

Frank Wagenseller

Clayton Walker

Grayson Wallett

David Walsh

Wei Zhi Wang

Lauren Ward

Ethan Warner

Zachary Waters

Ishmael Watson-Muhammad

John Webb

Brianna Wehan

Riley Weinert

Quin Weissenberger

Sophia Weller

Jenna Werner

Lauren West

Mayly Willey

Deja Williams

Isaac Williams

Pace Williams

Kade Wilson

Maeve Wilson

Tanner Wilson

Jeffrey Wind

Erica Winograd-Cohen

Ethan Winters

Giulian Woo

Mia Wood

Aaron Worcester

Matthew Workman

Catharine Wright

Kyle Xu

Kiku Yoneda

Erin Young

Roger Young

Summer Young

Sasha Zahradnik

Angel Zaragoza

Areli Zelasko

April Zepeda-Gonzalez

Zaccary Zepezauer

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