The San Pedro High School completed yet another milestone on Sunday, June 10th, when it held their 32nd Graduation Commencement exercises at the newly built school auditorium at the school campus. A total of 62 proud scholars entered the Auditorium to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to complete their final day as students of San Pedro High.
An elated Jesse Leslie was Mistress of Ceremonies for the commencement exercises which began with a bright speech by Jamera Craft, an honor roll student who gave the welcome address to those gathered. After a heart-felt address, it was time to award the graduates their diplomas, which were distributed by the school’s pillars; Principal Angel Nuñez and Chairlady of the Board, Martha Guerrero. The diplomas represented their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice; all of which paid off, and what a euphoric feeling it was for the graduates!
Next to the podium was Principal Nuñez who gave his annual principal’s report and address. Nuñez has been the principal and back bone of the school for 32 years and counting. Nuñez carries San Pedro High in his heart and in his speech gave some well seasoned advice to both the graduates and parents, encouraging both not to see the graduation as an end but as a beginning of the future. He encouraged parents to continue supporting and encouraging the young adults to become contributing members of San Pedro Town. Guest speaker for the exercise was Dorian Nunez, a past graduate of the school.
This year, the school was even prouder to announce that two of its exemplary graduates were tied at the spot for valedictorian: Jean Seruntine and Alexis Guerrero. Both valedictorians took time to reminisce their enjoyable and productive days at school and expressed the nostalgia now felt at leaving behind friends and great teachers. These graduates are outgoing, friendly, possess outstanding personalities and both are class leaders. As a token of appreciation and only done in San Pedro High, the parents received a special rose in a ceremony that was held especially in their honor. The candle light ceremony ensued and was done by honor roll graduate, Sherie Ann Pou who is a great athlete and leader. Last but not least was Jennifer Escalante who for four consecutive years maintained an “A” average and honor roll status. Escalante was honored to give the vote of thanks to the congregate.
Congratulations to the San Pedro High School 2007 graduates and good luck on all your future endeavors!!
(Photos courtesy of Belicolor)