Three members of the Class of 2018 will walk into Memorial Stadium as class Valedictorians on Friday night, June 1.
Anna Bonfiglio, Timothy Megenney and Priscilla Nowling were named as the top students for this year’s graduating class and all have been asked to provide speeches at the June 1 commencement.
The high school graduation ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Friday on Engel Field.
Bonfiglio, the daughter of Mark Bonfiglio, is headed to UCLA but is currently undecided on her major.
She admitted to being nervous about having to speak at graduation, but also excited.
As far as her ‘takeaway’ from the years spent at EHS, she said it is the teachers she will remember most.
“I appreciate all the teachers I’ve had that have ever helped me through this experience,” she said.
Megenney is the son of George and Debbie Megenney and he will be heading to UC Davis where he plans to major in physiology.
“I’m a little nervous but excited to be moving on to the next chapter,” he said. “My favorite part of high school was actually getting pushed by my friends and parents to be my very best and making the memories with all of my friends.”
Some “late night gaming sessions” are among those memories, he added.
Also headed to UC Davis, Nowling is the daughter of Shane and Danielle Nowling. She plans to major in biochemistry and molecular engineering.
“I still feel like the feeling of being a freshman hasn’t left, like it’s not going to happen,” she admitted of high school graduation arriving much sooner than she expected. “I’ll remember most all the relationships I’ve ever experienced here at Escalon, they are all so unique and special.”
The high school graduation on Friday night will wrap up a busy week of ceremonies. Gateway Charter Academy and Vista High have graduations on Wednesday, May 30; El Portal Middle School will promote its eighth grade class on Thursday night, May 31 and the high school graduation will be on Friday. For the Class of 2018, the evening will end with the annual Sober Grad party, an all-night event providing them with a safe and sober way to celebrate their final night of high school together.