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By Toni DeRosa
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Virtual celebration for WHS grads


Last updated 6/13/2020 at 6am | View PDF

Courtesy Wasco High School

Outdoor rally.

Graduating students at Wasco High School are highlighted in a Celebration of the Class of 2020 on the high school's Facebook page.

The virtual project was filmed in May, with students volunteering to submit their favorite photographs so a virtual slideshow could be produced, along with audio comments.

"We decided to hold this type of celebration when we were not going to have an in-person graduation," Principal Kevin Tallon said. "Of course, that has changed."

Tallon added that multimedia teacher Danny Eusebio produced the video, and all of the senior class was invited to participate.

Each contributing student has their senior picture in the bottom left-hand corner along with the scholarships they received, involvement in organizations and other activities and awards.

One of the first students in the slideshow is FFA Chapter President Haley Allen, who received the Golden State Award, was listed as Outstanding Agriculture Student, a member of FFA leadership, awarded the Tiger pin, received a 3.0 medal and was the recipient of a scholarship.

Allen's message of thanks went out to her friends and family as well as to the faculty at the school. "My four years here were the best anyone could ask for," she said.

Courtesy Wasco High School

Christopher Lopez

Aquetzahli Araujo Olivos was awarded the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, a scholarship, and Wonderful Prep Academy graduate.

Conner Brown was also a Golden State Seal Merit Diploma recipient, Lifetime California Scholarship Federation member and carried a 3.5 GPA. He also received a gold Tiger pin and was a scholarship recipient.

Other students such as Ruby Carrillo and Lynette Castillo added their pictures to the group of graduates.

Most of the students thanked their parents, teachers, friends and staff who helped them make it through their four years at Wasco High School enjoyable.

The celebration was filled with graduation photos and many candid shots as well as posed team shots from different sports.


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