On Saturday, 6 June, the Class of 2015 began its journey into "life after high school." Thirty-six seniors took to the stage at 2:00 p.m. and spent the next 1.5 hours reminiscing and receiving awards. After Quintin Swanson lead the flag salute, faculty-chosen speaker Aiysha Garcia took to the stage to tell the audience what high school had meant to her. The RHS tradition of students presenting roses or carnations to their loved ones was then continued, followed by class speakers Quintin Swanson and Jordan Reidt. The audience next heard from Valedictorian Genezaret Quintana and Salutatorian Malaina Lempke.
The awards section of the program began with Dr. Steve Holland, Superintendent of Schools, presenting both "Honors" and "High Honors" cords to seniors. Students were then recognized for academic achievement in various ways: Grays Harbor College awarded 19 students the designation of "World Class Scholar," as well as the $1,500 scholarship that accompanies that honor. Numerous local businesses, agencies and foundations showed their support for the students by awarding student scholarships. The State of Washington also recognized 30 students by bestowing its "Washington College Bound" scholarship. A total of $1,370,620 was awarded to help ensure that these students have the means to take their next steps.
Principal Dave Vetter then certified that the 36 students had met the graduation requirements of the State of Washington and the Raymond School District and diplomas were awarded by Ms. Pebbles Williams, School Board Chairperson. After the traditional "moving of the tassels" and singing of the Alma Mater, the Class of 2015 left both the stage and the school, ready for their new adventures.
Class of 2015
Marcos Ayala Mendoza
Cameron Woodrow Clements
Emily Ellen Collins*†
Aiysha Pearl-Marie Garcia**†
Tristn Allan Holmes
Cecilia Jimenez Quintana†
Malaina Rachelle Lempke**†
Landon J. Maneman†
Andres Martinez Jr.
Danielle Lerae Messer**†
Shyler Mason Newberg
Abriguel Lorraine Perkins†
Jordan Tyrus Reidt*†
Marvin Paul So†
Pedro Villegas Quintana
Kourtney Maxin Williams
**indicates High Honors (GPA of 3.7 and above)
*indicates Honors (GPA of 3.2 to 3.69)
†indicates World Class Scholar
There will be a parent meeting for JH fall sports on in the high school commons. We will go over rules, expectations, and the online paperwork system. The coaches will be there to answer any questions as well.
If you bring your own tee-shirt, Mr. Londino will put these images on front and back for $5.00.
This link will take you to the Senior Slideshow. (Thank you Megan Bales!) You will need to register on the site, but registration is free.
You can make the screen full size by clicking on the icon in the bottom right of the video window.
The boys and girls track teams had a very successful state track meet this past weekend. The boys team won their second straight team title, while the girls team finished 11th. There were 7 state champion performances and four school records were broken. Rayce Newman broke school records in the 100 (11.11) and long jump (22-8.75); school records were also broken in the boys 4x100 (44.26), and the boys 4x400 (3:28.15). Karlee Freeman was 1st in discus with a throw of 137-05.
Below are the results from this weekend. Complete results can be found at http://wiaa.com/results/track/2015/1B2B1A/index.htm