Bulldog spirit shines at Tracy High graduation
by Joel Danoy
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Tracy High seniors march into Steve Lopez Stadium at West High School for the start of the Class of 2013 graduation ceremony Saturday, June 1.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The location was less than ideal, but the spirit and enthusiasm of the 361 Tracy High School graduates on Saturday, June 1, was more than enough to keep the Bulldogs excited.

Construction at Tracy High’s Wayne Schneider Stadium forced the class of 2013 to hold its graduation ceremony at West High’s Steve Lopez Stadium — but seniors weren’t deterred by their surroundings.

It’s a moment four years in the making, said senior Kaitlyn Bolton.

“It’s graduation and we’re all here together and you can’t let it bother you,” the 18-year-old said. “At least we’re here as friends and classmates.”

Senior class president Allie Britt joked during her ceremony speech that “as Bulldogs, none of us imagined (graduation) would be here” at West High.

“Just think where we might be if we had just slipped the construction workers a dollar or two between periods,” she said. “Regardless of the setting, we are surrounded by those who made our experiences at this school.”

Even though the school year ended at a rival school, the senior Bulldogs created memories all year on their own campus.

Oscar Bedolla, 18, had the “most fun” during Senior Beach Day, when students have a party at the school’s pool, and during a senior class trip to Space Mountain.

“That was just good times, when you’re with your friends and you’re having a good time,” he said. “Everything went kind of fast — all four years and now, you know, it’s over.”

With an afternoon graduation, Bedolla said he “was hyper and kind of nervous because you have to wait so long.”

“It did come really fast, like you’re a freshman and now this is happening,” he said. “The friends that you have, when you’re hanging out at lunch and stuff like that, I know I’m going to miss that a lot.”

Senior Bertin Fierros joked that he won’t miss the bomb threats that plagued Tracy High earlier in the school year. But he will “miss the times you are with your friends.”

“We did everything this year, so it’s tough to leave, but I’m ready to move on and see what’s out there,” he said.

Valedictorian Jonathan Wong and salutatorian Emily Spencer were recognized during the ceremony for their academic accomplishments.

Contact Joel Danoy at 830-4229 or jdanoy@tracypress.com.

Tracy High School Class of 2013

Abbas, Ismail Emad

Acero, Sarah Jane

Acolatse, Esi

Adamo, Chiara Joan

Adams, Katrina

Agee, Sarah Lauren

Aguilar, Erik Viveros

Ahmed, Maaz

Ahwal, Nicholas

Aikawa, Carina

Alberto, Iris Erlinda

Alday, Jacob Joseph

Alday, Sydney Michelle

Alocozy, Jasmin Michelle

Amin, Lina

Amin, Rebecca

Archartechahar, Emily Anne

Anderson, Rachel Ann

Andrade, Michelle Kathryn

Applonie, Mason Merlin

Armendariz, Andrea Alexandria

Armstrong, Amanda Marie

Arnaudo, Gino Frank

Arnerich, Austin Michael

Arribeno, Luis Alberto Jr.

Aso, Kate Kelly Angeles

Azadeh, Ghoncheh

Baronia, Christian Lacsina

Barroga, Jorrel Reyes

Barroga, Justin Reyes

Bean, Justin Gargan

Bedolla, Oscar

Bertken, Bobbi Jean

Bessette, Grant Dunlop

Betancourt, Alayna Maryrose

Bishop, Casey Alan

Blades, Allysa Marie

Boehm, Aubrey Nicole

Bolton, Kaitlyn Noel

Bondoc, Samantha

Bongiovanni, Joshua Michael

Boren, Drew Michael

Boswell, Matthew Gary

Bozek, Kylie DeeAnn

Bridges, Andrea Rose

Briseno, Vanessa Pena

Britt, Allie Morgan

Bruder, Katrina Marlene

Buckingham, Kaitlyn Nicole

Bunch, Desiree Daisy

Burrell, Stanley Kirk Jr.

Cabrera, Daisy Barron

Cadwalader, Blake Frederick

Calderon, Bertha Ruiz

Campos-Pineda, Cindy

Canonizado, Thadeus Hernandez Jr.

Carbajal, Danielle Reyna

Carbajal, Jacob Alexander Joseph

Carey, Shannon Aileen

Carvajal, Cristina

Castro, Miriam Navidia

Cefalu, Tyler Christopher

Cerecer Perez, Abril Guadalupe

Chaidez, Missael

Chavez, Gage Anthony

Chavez, Giovanni

Cheema, Manraj Singh

Cheng, Betty Nkauj Hnub

Coggins, Ryan Alan

Connolly, Bridget Garamendi

Cordero, Candace Lynn

Costa, Jonathan Anthony

Couch, Travis Bradley

Covarrubias, Estrella Baez

Crawford, Kellie Jeannene

Crone, Kaitlyn Christine

Cuestas, Joshua Paul

Cui, Lucy

Dale, Rachel Elizabeth

Dang, Emily Thuy Nhi

Davichick, Lauren Nicole

Davis, Hayley Elizabeth

Davis-Southerland, Macie Sierra

DelaPaz, Tania

Dement, Austin Scott

Devlin, Shelby Helen

Dhanoya, Sunvir Singh

Dias, Vanessa Mirabelle

Diaz, Ivan Alexander

Dolstra, Cassidy Christine

Duarte, Carolina Liliana

Dugan, Emma Leigh

Dungan, Matthew Kane

Duran, Mayra

Durant, Kaylee Jane

Ebrahimi, Neloffer

Eddy, Courtney Lynne

Eggers, Ian Anthony

Elrod, Jared

Erler, Robert George

Escobar, Elise Rose

Escoto, Victor Andrew

Espinosa, Steven Nicholas

Esquivel Fabela, Vanessa Illahil

Estrada, Alina Marie

Falcon, Gabriel Enrique

Fernandes, Julie Anne

Fernandez, Julia Renee

Fierro, Bertin Jr.

Figueiredo, Michael Anthony

Fink, Michelle Andrea

Finneran Cornelius, Christian

Flores Mora, Jose Carlos

Foote, Annie Helga

Fowler, Chelsea Nicole

Fox, Angela Grace

Freitas, Brian Anthony

Fuller, Amy Caitlin

Furtado, Lucas James

Fyfe, Karsiana Shaeleen

Garcia, Drake Edwin

Garro, Lucas Grant

Gibbon, William Gabriel

Gijon, Carlos Alexis

Gill, Arashpreet Kaur (Jack Sjolin Health Professions Scholarship, $1,000)

Gill, Karandeep Singh

Gleason, Paul Joseph

Gomez Zavala, Joshua Peter

Gonzalez, Andres

Gonzalez, Carmen Lisa

Gonzalez, Karina

Goodson, David Takashi

Green, Justin Lee

Greenhaw, Marissa Lee

Gualco, Brandi Nicole

Guerrero, Chelsea Rose Perales

Guevara, Jacob David

Guite, Joseph Lawrence

Gutierrez, Katrin Paula Manubay

Hagerty, Siobhan Kathleen

Hanna, Luke Samuel

Haro, Rachel Davis

Henschel, Alyssa Nicole

Heredia, Adam Michael

Hernandez, Adelina

Hernandez, Sandra

Herrera, Rodolfo

Histo, Jovana

Hulsey Cedeno, Brandon Michael

Hunter, Catherine Ann

Hunter, Rachel Marie

Hurtado, Omar Armando

Hutton, Ian Benjamin

Huyhn, Kenny Viet

Jackman, Jacob Tanner

Jaeger, John Paul

Javed, Muneez Azim

Jimenez, Brianna Guadalupe

Johnson, Alex David

Johnson, Kenneth Washington

Jones, Desiree Carman

Jones, Megan Marie

Juarez, Joe Angel

Juarez, Taylor Ann

Juarez, Toni JoAnn

Jurado, Andrew William

Khan, Ikram Hasan

Kim, Charles

Kim, Jennifer Rosa

Kimura, Emily Yoneko

Kirby, Jordan Joseph

Knight, Stephon Danté

Kossman, Kaylin Patricia

Koster, Arianna Marie

Koster, Jacob Matthew

Koster, Vincent Joseph

Koster, Zachary William

Kreitzer, Tyler Hunter

Kreitzer, Zachary Alan

Kuns, Joseph Rae Jr.

Ladson, Malisha Ann

Landeros, Alberto

Langley, Thomas Wayne

Lau, Margaret Waiying

Leal, Marcus Malik

Leonardo, Andre Sousa

Lewis, Ian Mackenzie

Lin, Bonnie Jia An

Lindsey, Kimberly Rose

Llamas, Betsaida Alisa

Lopez, Hans Johnnathan

Lopez, Juan Jr.

Lopez Sanchez, Maria Yesica

Lota, Jeanne Marielle Lumban

Lowe, Austin Douglas

Lozano, Bryan

Lukinbeal, Tyler Lee

Maciel Medina, Santos Guillermo

Mackay, Valorie Marie

Mancha Tran, Dien Cecilia

Lowe, Austin Douglas

Lozano, Brian

Lukinbeal, Tyler Lee

Maciel Medina, Santos Guillermo

Mackay, Valorie Marie

Mancha Tran, Dien Cecilia

Manguray, Giovanni Gaviola

Marcos, Mikaela Alyssa

Mariani, Angela Ellen

Marmon, Brandon Anthony

Marsh, Sean Vincent

Martin, Tyler Cameron

Matthew, Molly Cahell

Mayes, Paul Edward

McNely, Brianna Nicole

McPhillips, Kyleigh Rain

Mebrahtu, Makda

Medina, Michael Anthony

Mejia, Isabela Victoria

Melo, Alec Antonio

Mendez, Jacinta

Mendoes, Tyler Dooley

Mendoza, Maricruz

Mercer, Alannah Rose

Merkt, Kourtney Danielle

Michel, Gerardo

Mifsud, Allyson Cerin

Miles, Jai Daniel

Miller, Cody Wade

Miller, Justis Mateo

Minnix, Justin Ronald

Miranda, David Anthony

Miranda, Marimar

Mizuno, Kaitlin Fujie

Mohammadi, Mohammad Yama

Montgomery, Patricia Joan

Moreno, Oscar Benjamin Jr.

Munoz, Byron Haroldo

Munoz, Miguel Alejandro

Murman, Matthew Thomas

Myers, Cassidy LouAnne

Najera, Nicholas John

Nethaway, Adam William

Nguyen, Toby Van

Nicolay, Nathan Thomas

Nijjar, Guneet Singh

Njamfa, Michael Nchako

Noda, Jay Jamris Kwok King

Noriega Ramirez, Alejandro

Norman, Natalie

Nunez, Elizabeth Marie

Okonkwo, Monique Nonye

Osmani, Muzhgan

Pakingan, Dylan James

Palmieri, Felicia Sharae

Palmquist, Hanna Elizabeth Kristine

Parker, April Marie

Patel, Anuj

Pelayo, Jerry

Pendleton, Tyler Victoria

Perea, Olivia Marie

Perez, Eric Matthew

Perez, Jesus Daniel

Perez, Thomas Alexander

Perry, Shelby Elizabeth

Peterson, Alissa Briar

Petrin, Julia Kathleen

Piazza, Kellie Joan

Piazza, Linda Josephine

Pineda, Valery

Plascencia Contreras, Marisol

Pollock, Macie Christine

Polson, Caitlyn Mariah

Porras, Jessi

Ramirez, Chelsea A.

Ramirez, Hannah Marie

Ramos Carranza, Perla

Regalado, Francisco

Reyes, Eddy Raymundo Jr.

Reynolds. Nikah Khadijah Maat

Riches, Austin Myles

Rickman, John Merritt

Rivera, Christopher Lorenzo

Rivera Piña, Victor Hugo

Roach, Taylor Nicole

Robinson, Alija Reneé

Robles, Cristobal Clayton

Rodriguez, Pedro

Rubio, Jade Angela

Russell, Bruce Lee III

Ruth, Jessica Elizabeth

Saadat, Soriah Rose

Sabliny, Ali Issam

Saldana, Marcus Jessie

Saldana, Thomas Casey

Salinas, Christopher Nicholas

Sanchez, Marisa Angelica

Sanchez, Nancy Beatrix

Sanchez, Ramon Anthony

Sarwary, Eva Deba

Scanlon, Nathan losefa

Scarlata, Madison Rose

Sciortino, Nicolas Anthony

Scotto, Bianca Grace

Semelsberger, Courtney Ann

Sermeno, Jewelyn Christine Huynh

Serrato, Tammy Danae

Sharifi, Shabnam

Sharma, Ranjana

Shelton, Nathaniel Lynn

Silva, Wyatt William

Simmons, Breanna Leigh

Smith, Brandon Tyler

Soliz, Ciera Demi

Sonderman, Christopher Ryan

Sordello, Nicole Lynne

Soria, Noelle Ria Andaya

Sosa, Rebecca Angelica

Spencer, Emily May

Spiers, Joel David

St Clair, Samuel James

Stroup, Kaitlin Amanda

Sullivan, Kayla René

Tavares, Sierra Monique

Taylor, Eric Willius

Thaker, Ashna Ketankumar

Thaler, Sean Donnelly

Thompson, James Edward III

Torres, Evelyn Vanessa

Torres Ponce, Jorge

Twisselmann, Katherine Susanne

Ursua, Corina Mariah

Uwaka, Erica Adakwu

Vaishampayan, Nicholas Sanjeev

Valtierra, Ricardo

Vanderlipe, Daysia Revera

Vasquez, Gabriel Arroyo

Verdin, Monserrat

Vilayphanh, Justin Tyler

Villorente, Jomar Joaquin

Vogt, Leah Mitsuyo

Wadhwani, Shamini Anil

Wager, Jacob Anthony

Walker, Oshchané Katherine

Warner, Brianna Marteen

Wesely, Jonah Alexander

Wesley. Joseph Nathan

White, Jacob Robert

White, Scott Zachary

Whitten, Damani Jamal

Williams, Andrea Secoquian

Williams, Brionna Serai

Williams, DeJahn Lemone

Wilson, Megan Ann

Wilson, Miriam Ashley

Wong, Jonathan Li

Ybona, Kimberly Perez

Zamarripa Rodriguez, Mayte

Zamora, Melissa Louise

Zaragoza, Alejandra Corina

Zuniga, Esteban
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