Commencement rites set for 3,041 students in Merced County

dyawger@mercedsunstar.comJune 4, 2014 

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    ATWATER HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Today, 8 p.m., Dave Honey Stadium

    Number of graduates: 407

    Valedictorians: Eduardo Vera-Garcia, Jessica Hou, Christopher Casares, Mariela Ramirez-Munoz, Hector Rodriguez, Chelsea Hoyle, Alexis Montoya, Molly Williams, Jose Avitia and Hans Van Warmerdam

    Salutatorians: Benjamin Peterson, Colin Finn, Gabriella Avila, Courtney Mason, Verenize Arceo, Stephanie Mayor, Alec Hopkins, Rodrigo Jimenez, Joy Wilcox, Chelsy Cummings and Blao Vue

    Honors graduates: 87

    Scholarships: 234; value $778,550

    BUHACH COLONY HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Today, 7 p.m., BCHS amphitheatre

    Number of graduates: 418

    Valedictorians: Suleman Choudry, Jasmeet Gill, Catrina Wilson, Brittany Williams, Alexis Comer, Jagdeep Batther, Miguel Cando-Montano, Nhou Lee, Garrett Zambrano, Jasmine Infante Valencia, Erick Dietz and Nhia Yang

    Salutatorians: Chee Lee, Kevin Walejko and Paige McParland

    Honors graduates: 68

    Scholarships: 217; value $580,000

    GOLDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Today, 6:30 p.m., Cougar Arena

    Number of graduates: 479

    Valedictorians: Christine Manuel, Elizabeth Tyler, Kathy Brasil, Nikola Gargov, Mary Kemphaus, Nezar Eltal, Kaitlyn Lopes, Marilyn Perez, Christopher Moranda and Audrey De Bard

    Salutatorians: Connor Hoppe, Adelisa Coronado, Jenny Lee Thao, Macey Desjardins, Danielle Diele, Pa Lee, Kristen McNamara, Emma Zacharias, Shemaiah Michael and Dreama Rhodes

    Honors graduates: 90

    Scholarships: 281; value $588,311

    LIVINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Today, 8 p.m., football stadium

    Number of graduates: 237

    Valedictorians: Aman Lakhanpal

    Salutatorians: Sheenah Braceros DeMayo, Jimmy David Millan and Sandeep Kaur Rai

    Honors graduates: 48

    Scholarships: 121; value $96,661

    MERCED HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Today, 7 p.m., Merced College stadium

    Number of graduates: 562

    Valedictorians: Steven Boggs, Kathryn Burghardt, Carlos Eltagunde, Sabrina Garcia, Brontae Gomes, Noelle Haycraft, Hailee King, Alyssa Lawry, Julia McLeod, Hunter Noble, Tyler Sano, Anhad Sarang, Janita Sidhu and Zian Shabbir

    Salutatorian: Christopher Corcoran

    Honors graduates: 104

    Scholarships: 236; value $986,004

    INDEPENDENCE, YOSEMITE HIGH SCHOOLS:

    Number of graduates: 145

    Scholarships: 2; value $1,500

    LOS BANOS HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Friday, 8 p.m., Loftin Stadium

    Number of graduates: 262

    Valedictorians: Joshua Carlucci and Zhi (Gordon) Lu

    Salutatorians: Jonas Toscano

    Honors graduates: 113

    Scholarships: 55; value $103,675

    HILMAR HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Today, 7:45 p.m., McSweeney Field

    Number of graduates: 162

    Honors graduates: 8

    Scholarships: 107; value $54,025

    GUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Friday, 7 p.m., GHS football stadium

    Number of graduates: 102

    Valedictorians: Alejandra Felix

    Salutatorians: Danielle Clarke

    Honors graduates: 8

    Scholarships: $34,750

    LE GRAND HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: May 30

    Number of graduates: 102

    Valedictorians: Ryan Martinez

    Salutatorian: Maria Pantoja-Duran

    Honors graduates: 25

    Scholarships: 12; value $47,850

    DOS PALOS HIGH SCHOOL:

    Graduation: Friday, 7 p.m., Ike Frankian Field

    Number of graduates: 165

    Valedictorians: Hannah Vincent and Joseph Vincent

    Salutatorians: Theresa Frey, Nalleli Isordia

    Honors graduates: 15

    Scholarships: 119; value $111,750

    DELHI HIGH SCHOOL

    Graduation: June 12, 7:30 p.m., DHS football field

    Number of graduates: 150

    Honors graduates: 40

More than 3,000 students from throughout Merced County are graduating from high school, many of them in ceremonies tonight.

Students at Merced, Golden Valley, Atwater, Buhach Colony, Livingston and Hilmar high schools graduate tonight. Los Banos and Gustine high seniors graduate Friday night and their counterparts in Delhi will graduate June 12. Le Grand High School students graduated Friday.

Students will receive more than $3.3 million in scholarships at the ceremonies.

Graduations will be cloud-free; the National Weather Service said the temperatures will be in the mid-90s tonight and upper 90s on Friday. No strong winds are predicted.

Following is a school-by-school listing of the number of graduates, names of valedictorians and salutatorians, number of honors graduates, and number and approximate value of scholarships.

 

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