San Clemente High School Honors Strength of U.S. Veterans at Graduation Ceremony

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On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, San Clemente High Principal Chris Carter honored the persistence displayed by the Greatest Generation and encouraged the Class of 2019 to remember this pivotal moment in history as they face the new challenges of life after high school.

“The sacrifice that many made on that fateful day has enabled us to build one of the strongest educational systems the world has ever seen,” Carter said. “Today we reflect on the impact that it has had on our society and especially our graduates.”

 

San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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About 750 students celebrated with family and friends Thursday, June 6 during the graduation ceremony at San Clemente High School.

The Tritons heard speeches from Scholar of Scholars Rhiannon Yanda, senior class speaker Peyton Gadbury and Senior Class President Rachel Campbell. Rep. Mike Levin, Capistrano Unified Board member Patricia Holloway, Capistrano Unified Board member Amy Hanacek, City Council member Kathleen Ward, and Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services Clark Hampton were in attendance.

San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
Photo by Steven Georges

Yanda recalled a time in second grade when her class was divided into two color-coded spelling groups. The green group was for students who excelled at spelling, also known as the “smart kids,” and the white group was for students who struggled with spelling. Yanda was a member of the latter group.

San Clemente High students who graduate with a 4.0 GPA are recognized with white robes and those who graduate from the International Baccalaureate Diploma program wore red. The majority of graduating seniors wore black robes.

As the top student in her senior class, Yanda was honored as the only student to wear a yellow robe Thursday, but she said success shouldn’t be measured in colors.

“Regardless of what color robe you wear, regardless of your future endeavors, as Tritons and as graduates, we all share one commonality,” Yanda said. “Our future is limitless, open to all possibilities, and undefined by the color of our robes.”

San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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Science teacher Duncan Wilson once again donned a kilt and played the bagpipes while escorting the faculty and students into Thalassa Stadium. Hundreds of family members and friends cheered and waved at the graduates marching by to take their seats.

SCHS Principal Chris Carter, right, congratulates graduates as they receive their diploma during San Clemente’s Class of 2019 High School Commencement Ceremony.
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San Clemente High’s Madrigals, including some graduating seniors, treated the crowd to their acapella renditions of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and Bruno Mars’ “Count on Me.”

After the graduating seniors’ names were called, Campbell was invited to the stage to speak before telling her classmates to move the tassels on their caps from right to left.

San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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Among this year’s major award winners were National Merit Scholarship Winner Savitri Raghuraman and California Association of IB World Schools San Clemente High School Student of the Year Peyton Gadbury.

Patrick Hangan was honored for having perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade. San Clemente High School also recognized students for having perfect attendance during their high school years, including Diana Gatica, Jacob Gerhard, Liam Guilfoil, Kaitlyn Pislaan, Daniel Sanchez, and Christopher Varney.

For more graduation coverage, visit CUSDInsider.org.

San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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U.S. Congressman Mike Levin and Board Member Amy Hanacek, right, congratulate graduates during San Clemente’s Class of 2019 High School Commencement Ceremony.
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Peyton Gadbury gives the Farewell Address during San Clemente’s Class of 2019 High School Commencement Ceremony.
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SCHS Principal Chris Carter welcomes Peyton Gadbury on stage before she gives the Farewell Address.
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Rhiannon Yanda gives the Commencement Address during San Clemente’s Class of 2019 High School Commencement Ceremony.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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Antonio Soto directs the SCHS Symphony Orchestra playing Pomp and Circumstance at the start of San Clemente High School’s Commencement Ceremony.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School’s Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony at San Clemente High.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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San Clemente High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremonies for Capistrano Unified School District.
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The San Clemente High School graduates are:

Micah Abbott

Citlali Adame

Maki Adams

Owen Africa

Brooklyn Aguilera

Camille Ahola

Chase Alexander

Emma Alexander

Kameron Allard

Christopher Allen

Damon Allen

Devin Allen

Ryan Altman

Chloe Alvarado

Kenia Alvarez

Adrian Alzamora

Nicholas Amico

Regan Amigleo

Karl Andersen

Isabella Anderson

Niah Andino

Maxwell Ankrom

Cyrill Jay Apostol

Reagan Appleby

Riley Araujo

Ashton Arenas

Olivia Arnau

Jacqueline Arredondo

Miguel Arreola

Miguel Ashe

Alexander Asp

Stefan Asp

Grace Atkins

Gaven Aulds

Trent Austin

Olivia Avalos

Nicole Azling

Dawson Backus

John Baggs

Merik Baginski

Ellie Bagley

Garrett Baker

Anya Baldwin-Favorito

Thomas Barkovitz

Jacob Barnes

Zachary Barnishan

Joshua Barragan

Ethan Barrett

Grecia Barrientos

Ryan Baxter

Adeeb Bayat

Ryan Beatty

Isabel Becerra

Peter Beerkens

Charles Bein

Adam Bell

Wylan Bellantonio

Abigail Bennett

Emilie Bennett

Jeremiah Bennett

John Bennett

Mark Bennett

Michael Bentzen

Sophia Biazus

Emma Bishoff

Shelby Bisson

Kayla Blackmore

Alexandria Blackwill

Abigail Blair

Brianna Blashill

McCall Bledsoe

Maclane Block

Audrey Borman

Ellie Bosse

Matthew Bottari

Blake Bowen

Peyton Boyd

Elinore Bozarth

Natalie Brandt

Jake Brannon

Samantha Bregman

Emily Bridgeman

Cash Brightly

Dylan Brophy

William Brown

Julia Browne

Rachel Browne

Elizabeth Bryan

Griffin Buchan

Talia Bueno

Jenifer Bui

Jayson Burress

Jackson Bystry

Alexandra Cadoff

Grailee Caldwell

Charles Campbell

Rachel Campbell

Evan Campbell-Widmer

Julia Gabryela Carballo Liutvonskas

Andrew Cardoso

Caleb Carlin

Alexandra Carlos

Jake Carrera

Alfredo Carrillo

Greyden Carrillo

Clayton Carter

Dylan Carter

Trent Carter

Brynn Case

Christopher Castaneda

Ellyn Casto

Anabel Caudillo

Fernando Caudillo

Gabriel Caudillo

Kimberly Caudillo

Ysledi Caudillo

Jasmin Cervantes

Keannu Marcce Chaneco

Isaiah Chantaca

Kirra Chavez

Samantha Chen

Michelle Chizhevsky

Luke Christl

Parker Christopher

Payton Christopher

Skylar Cifarelli

Juliette Clark

Anne Clawson

Dylan Clemens

Kimokeo Cole

Isabella Colombo

Emily Colson

Katie Connolly

Giselle Contreras

Sophia Cook

Elyia Coon

Robert Cordova

Reid Corley

Brendan Costello

Isabella Coughlin

Kade Coury

James Craft

Ariana Crary

Altez Crawford

Christopher Crilly

Oscar Cruz

Kiley Culkin

Chase Culp

Spencer Currie

Jasmine Custer

Tamara Czerwiak

Gil Da Rocha Pereira

Khajack Darbinian

Shawn Dashkowitz

Dylan Davey

Brooke Davis

Olivia Davis

Sarah Davis

Indio Day

Theresa De Gree

Andrea De Santos

Analea De Varona

Ethan Deardorff

Iain DeBoer-Fletcher

Isabela Del Nero Pires

Lauren DeLao

Cesar Delgado

Nolan DeLorenzo

Melia Demora

Abraham Dent

Caleb Depas

Anthony DeSantis

Connor Deutsch

Riley DeVries

Zulma Dias

Madelyn Diaz

Trevor Diaz

Sarahi Diaz Ramirez

Evan Dillbeck

Lance Ding

Jonathan Dixon

Mhya Dixon

Nolan Dobias

Russell Donaldson

Gavin Donovan

Cameron Dougherty

Brooke Douglas

Cambria Douglas

Cole Douglas

Ariana Dragotto

Tallulah Aurora Du Bois

Neil Dudheker

Liam Duerksen

Alyse Dunnwald

Dejya Dupree

Emily Eberhart

Wyatt Eberle

Charles Eggers

Daniela Egui Rodenas

Chandler Eldridge

Thomas Elliott

Dodge England

Jenna Engler

Fabian Esquivel

Robert Farney

Hanna Farnsworth

Ryan Farrier

Matthew Farrow

Christian Fernandez

Hugo Fernandez

Raymond Ferrell

Christopher Fierro

Wade Finney

Riley Fisher

Jillian Flores

Raeonna Flores

Joahan Fernando Flores Robles

Jared Flynn

Alejandro Fonseca

Ashley Ford

Ty Fotheringham

Tatum Fox

Meranda Franco

Alyssa Francom

Noah Franklin

Daisy Frauenzimmer

Peyton Gadbury

Alejandro Gadea

Christopher Galarze-Gonzales

Karla Galindo

Mario Galvan

Francisco Galvez

James Gamette

Carlos Garcia

Dan Garcia

Daniel Garcia

Isay Garcia

Luis Garcia-Hernandez

Eva Gardner

Diana Gatica

Lily Gebauer

Jacob Gerhard

Nathan Gerken

Riley Getz

Taylor Ghyzel

Elizabeth Giacchetti

Samuel Giacobello

McClay Gibbons

Jack Gifford

Odalis Gil

Eryn Gill

Samantha Gill

Hailey Gillman

Joshua Giobbi

George Glasgow

Kaleb Glasgow

Dane Glaze

Alexandra Glubka

Michaela Godlewski

Angelica Gomez

Anna Gomez

Brandon Gomez

Monserrat Gomez

Stephanie Gomez

Wendy Gomez

Lesli Gomez Gutierrez

Luke Gonia

Victoria Gonzalez

Gabriel Govi

Ethan Greathouse

Cooper Gretzema

Hailey Griffith

Holly Griffith

Isabel Grigg

Anthony Grippi

Kailey Grubbs

Isabella Guarascio

Liam Guilfoil

Abbi Gutierrez

Edith Gutierrez

Aracely Guzman

Crystal Guzman

Kiley Hahn

Bryce Hall

Owen Hamro

Camille Handa

Patrick Hangan

Ashton Hankins

Mason Hannegan

Brett Hannemann

Gavin Harden

Jonah Harris

Rian Harris

Dorian Harrison

Dylan Hartanov

Curtis Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Layna Hathaway

Adrianna Hayes

Sophia Helm

Sofia Helmle

Kathryn Hendrickson

Samantha Henry

Andrew Herbert

Riley Herbert

Ashley Hernandez

Irma Hernandez

Kimberly Hernandez

Ryan Hernandez

Sabrina Hernandez

Saul Hernandez

Annika Hettmann

Emmett Hickey

Caroline Hicks

Casey Higgins

Evan Hikawa

Sarah Hiner

Carson Hobson

Connor Hogan

Kiara Hogan

Gavin Hollrigel

Jamie Holt

Kendall Holt

Claire Hooper

Spencer Hopkins

Alexie Howard

Chance Hughes

Dylan Hughes

Carly Ibbotson

Zeeshan Ihani

Delainey Iles

Ann Iordanopoulos

Martin Iordanopoulos

Kade Irwin

Domenica Isola

Damon Ivec

Devlin Ivec

Jordan Jackson

Logan Jackson

Brandon Jacob-Carbajal

Koosha Jadbabaei

Jacob Jansen

Gavin Jaramillo

Sepehr Jeddikar

Jaydel Jenkins

Reeve Jewell

Dane Johnson

Dorian Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Noah Johnson

Peyton Johnson

Abbie Johnston

Ethan Jolly

Tesfanesh Jonas

Randilyn Jones

Jonathan Juarez

Anthony Julian

Colton Kadell

Mikayla Kagan

Nina Kanani

Eugene Kang

Noah Karamians

Jason Keany

Cambria Kearney

Audrey Kearns

Siena Keck

Grant Kelsay

Alec Kent

Caroline Kerr

Joseph Kilpatrick

Kennedy Kingsmill

Garrett Klasna

Madison Klone

James Knights

Clarissa Koos

Lexi Kortman

Stefan Kosmala-Dahlbeck

Sydney Kowalski

Ryan Kowarsch

Kason Krebs

Zachary Kruse

Kaela Kuhn

Lauren Kujan

Wyatt Labbe

Jack LaLonde

Kensington Lamar

David Lambert

Sydney Lantz

Jeffrey Larson

Joriana Larson

Beck Law

Carli Lawrence

Andrew Laxamana

Maximus Leiss

Carlos Lemus

Arianna Leon

Tyler Lerdahl

Brittany Leung

Gavin Lewis

Lillian Lewis

Nicole Lewis

William Linas

Sarah Lindsey

Jazmine Lineberger

Jane Little

Marlina Lloyd

Brooke Lopez

Shane Lopez

Jesus Lopez Gomez

Denilson Lopez-Guerrero

Alexandra Luckcuck

Sarah Luke

Jorge Luna

Alexander Lunt

Wakely Lush

Andrew Luzi

Peyton Lynch

Jake Machado

Rachael Maddux

Tyler Malad

Sirena Maley

Harrison Manolovitz

Andrew Manskar

Grace Maready

Nathaniel Marion

Zackary Marquez

Thomas Marston

Alyssa Martin

Faith Martin

Emily Martin Del Campo

Nina Martin Del Campo

Eduardo Martinez

Lilah Martinez

Tate Martinis

Liam Mathieson

Tessa Matson

Tyler Matson

Cory May

Stephen McAllister

Caden McBride

Carlie McCleary

Justin McCoy

Cole McDaniel

Courtney McDonald

Madison McFadden

Braxton McGrath

Rachel McKeeman

William McNee

Matthew McWilliams

Daniela Medina

Joshua Medina

Ethan Medlin

Mario Medrano

Karson Melby

Serena Meltvedt

Dean Memic

Andrew Mendoza

Jenifer Mendoza

Drake Mercer

Jacob Mertens

Vivienne Meyerhofer

Lucas Meyerhof-Katz

George Meza

Cassidy Middleton

Ellee Millard

Indiana Minnich

Eric Miranda

Ariana Mirarchi

Marc Monier

Kian Monshietehadi

Francesca Monson

Alexander Montagna

John Moody

Chloe Moore

Christopher Moore

Lauren Moore

Jeffrey Mora

Fabiana Morales

Tyler Morand

Carolina Moreno

Juan Moreno

Ethan Mudge

Cole Mulder

Ignacio Munoz

Troy Munson

Alexa Murray

Ethan Muscariello

Hunter Muysenberg

Katia Najd

Koji Nakatani

Jose Navarro

Marlee Naylor

Alexandra Nelson

William Nelson

Wilson Neto

Lauren Nevarez

Madison Nixon

Antonio Nolfo

Macayla Norman

Sydnie Northrup

Dylan O’Connor

Jonathan Oliver

Estrella Olmos

Lila Ord

Jadon Ornelas

Melina Oropeza

Mason Osbaldiston

Dalissa Osborne

Katelyn Ostrander

Evelyn Padilla

Annalise Paige

Tyler Paisley

Dominique Pajaro

Alexander Pak

Gabriel Paredes

Natalia Parsons

Angelica Pedraza

Adriana Perez

Eduardo Perez

Jocelyn Perez

Ernesto Perez Bonilla

Odalys Perez Maldonado

Nicholas Perkins

Liam Peters

Quinn Petersen

Vinh Pham

Logan Philip

Hannah Pierce

Megan Pignone

Kaitlyn Pislaan

Pablo Pizarro

Aidan Platler

Enzo Points

Foster Poling

Aronid Ponce

Isabella Ponce

Gavin Ponsen

Chance Power

Christopher Presley

Haley Proctor

Ryan Provencio

Hailey Prunty

Noah Purzycki

Zenen Quintero

Slater Ragas-Newson

Savitri Raghuraman

Atzin Ramirez

Carlos Ramirez

Edgar Ramirez

Eduardo Ramirez

Jose Ramirez

Nikohl Ramirez

Rebecca Ramirez-Fontes

Angelo Ramos

Annmarie Ramsahai

Margaux Ranson

Andrew Ras

Rylee Rask

Shae Ravetti

Madilyn Ray

Grace Reber

Thomas Redick

Walker Redmond

Kiana Reid

Keegan Reilly

Marcus Rentziperis

Karina Repaire

Erik Reyes

Jocelyn Reyes

Elaine Reyland

Mitchell Rhine

Natalie Rhine

Quinn Richards

Brent Riddle

Patrick Riley

Edgar Rios

Jose Rios

Xitlali Rios

Salvador Rivera-Patton

Isabella Roan

Caleb Robertson

Hailee Robertson

Juan Robles

Anthony Rocha

Sergio Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez Garcia

Hunter Roe

Teryn Rogers

Estefani Rojas

Giselle Rojas

Jillia Romano

David Romero

Austin Rose

Alexa Ross

Alyssa Roybal

Nicholas Royer

Bailey Ruby Palyvos

Landon Russell

Jacob Russo

Ariana Safavieh

Jordan Salazar

Juan Salazar

German Salgado Presa

Aleia Salud

Isabella Salvagio

Marisa Salvini

Cara Sanchez

Daniel Sanchez

Fernando Sanchez

Saray Sanchez

Edward Sandstrom

Nicholas Sang

Nicole Santos

Sofie Sarpa

Daniela Saucedo

Daisy Saucedo Delgado

Mia Savero

Elizabeth Sawyer

Avery Sayler

Dawn Schneringer

Ryley Schroeder

Taylor Schulte

Kirra Schulz

Noah Schwartz

Grant Scott

Nathan Scott

Shane Scott

Marley Seabern

Katherine Sebrasky

Elijah Sech

Cole Sego

Cole Selby

Jake Sells

Nikki Sepasyar

Geovanny Serrano

Devyn Shanley

Zane Sherman

Ethan Sherrell

Riley Shiroke

Brienne Simard

Bradley Simone

Spencer Sischo

Benjamin Skeffington

Joshua Small

Keira Small

Anthony Smetona

Aidan Smith

Alexa Smith

Chandler Smith

Jared Smith

Jordyn Smith

Macy Smith

Jacob Snyder

Sophia Snyder

Jovanna Solis

Lauren Spallina

Taylor Spang

Jonah Spellacy

Claire Spencer

Amanda Spink

Christian St Clair

Skylar Staab

Jackson Stark

Camryn Steinheimer

Kaden Stephen

Kyle Stevens

Ford Stoner

Dorothy Mae Strand

Lee Stringer

Brandy Suarez

Tanner Succi

Cory Sugano

Jessica Summers

Matthew Suttles

Trevor Sutton

Jack Sykes

Brent Taberski

Jaylin Taylor

Owen Tayrien

Lucas Terrey

Lucy Terry

Harrison Thomas

Carter Thorlakson

Cole Tinsman

Sofia Toledo

Trevor Tomlinson

Gabriel Toro

Seidy Trenary

Olaf Trevilla

Kaleb Troncale

Ethan Trueblood

Reef Tsutsui

John Turbeville

Logan Twombley

Gabrielle Udall

Blake Ursem

Hannah Valencia

Jacob Valovich

Christopher Varney

Masious Vaughn

Joshua Velasco

Benjamin Verde

Robert Vilar

Arian Villagran Hernandez

Mary Villegas

Nathan Visagie

Logan Vogrinec

Samuel Voris

Garrett Wade

Raquel Wagner

Prair Wahlin

Lindsey Waikle

Samuel Walter

Hayden Wandrocke

Johnny Wannamaker

Noah Wehner

Tiffany Weld

Kadin Wessels

Mia Westbrook

Elana Whipple

Conner White

Kaila White

Jacob Whitsell

Kaylee Wickes-Collins

Amaya Wiggins

Ezekiel Wilcox

Connor Wilford

Carson Williams

James Willis

Christian Wilson

Tyler Wilt

Michael Winsten

Grace Winter

Brendon Wishart

Conner Wishart

Henry Woods

Matthew Woodward

Edward Wynne

HaiQing Xia

Rhiannon Yanda

Malia Yim

Matthew Yim

Brayden Young

Catherine Yubeta

Trevor Zanella

Shea Zeni

Kylie Zimmermann

Nikola Zlatic

Julia Zoe

Daniel Zwisler

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