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Graduation Ceremonies Fill Weeks Schedule
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Escalon High School Valedictorian Christian Rodriguez Ochoa and Salutatorian Nahlia Yefet are all smiles as they prepare for Friday nights Class of 2017 graduation ceremony. Marg Jackson/The Times

Vista Continuation High School will put its graduates front and center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31.

With the graduation ceremony hosted in the theatre at the Performing Arts Center on the Escalon High School campus, officials said 16 students are expected to be present to receive their diplomas and there will be some awards presented as well, along with a student speaker.

Earlier in the day on Wednesday, those students completing studies at Sierra View Independent Study will be receiving their diplomas.

On Thursday night, June 1, the football field at Escalon High School will be turned into graduation central, with the eighth grade students at El Portal Middle School taking the stage.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will be at 7 p.m.

There will be a couple of student speakers and officials remind attendees that they are not allowed to bring in balloons or noise makers.

Approximately 200 students are due to graduate from El Portal and Principal Mark Vos will offer some remarks at the festivities.

Those attending must have a ticket for entry.

The same can be said for the Escalon High School graduation on Friday night, June 2. Must have a ticket for entry; gates open at 6 p.m., ceremony starts at 7 p.m.

Senior Class President Kayleigh Inman will address the crowd and a speech is also anticipated from Valedictorian Christian Rodriguez-Ochoa, while Salutatorian Nahlia Yefet will also be recognized.

“My best memory of high school? It’s not just one thing,” Yefet said in looking back at her high school career. “In general, just being able to spend time with friends and being involved, in orchestra, ASB; that made high school really fun.”

She will attend UC Davis and major in biomedical engineering.

For Ochoa, he also plans to attend UC Davis and will be studying pre-med.

His message to underclassmen?

“Participate in a way so that you enjoy high school, take advantage of all the opportunities, work hard but enjoy time with friends.”