On the afternoon of June 6, 415 students of the Class of 2018 walked across the stage at Glenn Davis Stadium and received diplomas, officially graduating from Bonita High School. The ceremony lasted one hour and twenty minutes and included speeches and songs from students and various student recognitions for academic achievements.
Kinsey Kline led off the ceremonies by singing the National Anthem. Principal Kenneth Ritchie spoke to the students about perseverance and not giving up when things get tough. Students were encouraged to take chances in their academics and in the workplace. Cole Stidham, ASB President, gave the commencement speech and Sophia Lorey gave the farewell speech. Aaron Chappel played his guitar and sang “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.
Twenty-one students from this class of 2018 enlisted in one of the branches of the military and they were asked to stand to be recognized by the audience. They received a standing ovation for their commitment to serve our country. There were 20 students who were recognized for having a perfect 4.0 unweighted GPA and 84 students who had above a 4.0 weighted GPA. The number of students who completed all the A-G requirements required for Cal State or UC admission was 284.
Co-Salutatorians, Rachel Cheung and Anthony Sutrisno gave a combined speech with many funny anecdotes and the Valedictorian Valerie Warner gave an inspired speech about branching out as they go into the world. Our Chamber Singers finished off the ceremony by singing our Alma Mater.
The 2018 graduation ceremony was a great way to bring the school year to a close and Bonita High School is very proud of each and every graduate. The education students received while attending Bonita High School will lead to great things in the future. Congratulations class of 2018!
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