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Mountain View graduates look toward future | SLIDESHOW
MARYSVILLE — Graduation and Awards Night for Mountain View High School’s Class of 2012 was filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment from all those who made it there.
The Cedarcrest Middle School commons was filled with teachers, students, family and friends of those who graduated on June 12.
Liz Poole, Cassie Hairston, Brandon Dekoning and Josh Fitzgerald were all graduation speakers during the event and spoke out in support of Mountain View’s teachers and the pride they share in their graduating class.
Several of the graduates were presented with scholarships. The Marysville Rotary presented Mariah Canell, Sara McCaulley and Parmindejit Kaur-Mann with scholarships. Haley Spooner received scholarships from Marysville’s Soroptomist International and the National Technical Honor Society.
A total of 51 students graduated from MMVHS and the S.O.A.R. Program this year. Principal Dawn Bechtholdt presented the class and diplomas were presented by staff and Marysville Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland.
“I am pretty nervous,” said Chantel Van Noten, before the ceremony began. “I’m excited though, I’m definitely excited.”
Van Noten said she is certainly going to miss hanging out with friends and participating in school activities, but has plans for the future. “I’m going to get a full-time job and start saving money for college.”
Jessica Weisinger, agreed with Van Noten. “I’m nervous,” she said. “But it’s a good feeling.” Weisinger’s favorite part about high school was the interesting coursework.
“I liked it when we did labs with everybody. They were always bringing weird things in,” she said. Following her graduation, Weisinger is going to focus on taking care of her three-month old daughter Keira. She is hoping that she can use the skills she learned in school and put them toward getting a job at Boeing.
Carmen Twombly echoed the sentiments of her classmates by saying she was both nervous and excited. “But I was already finished six months ago,” said Twombly, who finished her coursework in the winter. Like Weisinger and Van Noten, Twombly said she would miss both people and classes.
“I really like the science experiments,” said Twombly. She plans to go to beauty college after graduation to focus on cosmetology. There is one part of graduating high school that will take some getting used to. “I will miss seeing my friends every day,” she said.
The graduation ceremony was followed by a reception where refreshments were served.