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Graduates Urged to ‘Remember the Good Times’ at CVHS
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Some 700 seniors heard the nostalgic strains of the “Pomp and Circumstance March” as they received their diplomas last Tuesday evening at Castro Valley High School’s Trojan Stadium.

By Amy Sylvestri
CASTRO VALLEY FORUM

 

The Castro Valley High Class of 2015 graduated last Tuesday as proud parents and friends looked on from the packed stands at Trojan Stadium.

Some 700 students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas, flip their tassels, and take the next exciting step in their lives.

The CVHS band and orchestra played “Pomp and Circumstance” and the choir sang a medley of popular tunes to entertain the crowd.

Student body president Jenna Sparks said she was proud to have represented her fellow students during their senior year.

“The Class of 2015 is a diverse group of capable students,” said Sparks. “Our class is the future and Castro Valley High prepared us for the world out there.”

Sparks said she was looking out at a crowd of future doctors, teachers, and engineers and that the possibilities in front of them were endless.

“We should all be grateful that our paths crossed here,” said Sparks.

The students were congratulated by retiring superintendent Jim Negri, school board president John Barbieri, and CVHS Principal Blaine Torpey.

In their speeches, honor students Stephanie Huerta and Hannah YeEun Tak encouraged their fellow students to remember the good times at CVHS and to go out into the world with the confidence to accomplish anything.

It would have proved difficult for a single class valedictorian to give a speech, as over 90 students in the Class of 2015 received “highest honors” – a grade point average of 4.0 or higher. (Advanced placement classes are on a scale with an “A” being a 5.0 so the GPA can surpass what once was considered the perfect 4.0.)

Nearly 150 students had averages of 3.5 or higher, proving that the Class of 2015 made the most of their studies at CVHS.

 

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