Hail to the grads!
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Philomena Black (left) and Luke Thornley, two of many speakers during the Scotts Valley High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday, struck lighter notes with their message. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
Philomena Black (left) and Luke Thornley, two of many speakers during the Scotts Valley High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday, struck lighter notes with their message. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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Walking for the final time as Scotts Valley School District superintendent, Susan Silver (center) leads a procession of faculty and seniors during the 2011 graduation at Scotts Valley High. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
Walking for the final time as Scotts Valley School District superintendent, Susan Silver (center) leads a procession of faculty and seniors during the 2011 graduation at Scotts Valley High. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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2011 Scotts Valley High graduate Shannon Sorensen listens to one of the many speakers during Wednesday's commencement ceremony. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
2011 Scotts Valley High graduate Shannon Sorensen listens to one of the many speakers during Wednesday's commencement ceremony. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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Crystal Rozinski (left), Jade Chung and the rest of the Scotts Valley High seniors make their way down the aisle during the ceremony. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
Crystal Rozinski (left), Jade Chung and the rest of the Scotts Valley High seniors make their way down the aisle during the ceremony. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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A unique view from behind the podium at the Scotts Valley High graduation ceremony. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
A unique view from behind the podium at the Scotts Valley High graduation ceremony. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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Scotts Valley High School's graduates made their way down the aisle on Wednesday at Scotts Valley High. Here are several photos from the festivities on a beautiful day on the school's football field.

One-hundred-sixty-nine seniors graduated June 8 from Scotts Valley High School and won scores of scholarships and awards. The following are this year’s honorees.

Valedictorian

Hood Chatham

Salutatorians

Andrew Brockmann, Maiya Moncino, Capella Yee

Scotts Valley High School top 10 percent

Morgan Andrews, Aly Bothman, Andrew Brockmann, Trevor Carney, Jade Chang, Hood Chatham, Gregory Ebert, Samuel Gjerstad, Melissa Kumar, Sarah McGee, Maiya Moncino, Monica Multer, Mackenzie O’Toole, Hailey Roumimper, Luke Thornley, Capella Yee, Clara Yuh, Regina Zweng

International Baccalaureate World School Diploma recipients

Morgan Andrews, Alexandra Ayers, Margarita Baliyan, Andrew Brockmann, Hood Chatham, Gregory Ebert, Tyler Edwards, Samuel Gjerstad, Alexander Johnson, Melissa Kumar, Victor Leleu, Hannah Levy, Sarah McGee, Kyle McKissock, Maiya Moncino, Golnoosh Mostoufi, Monica Multer, Mackenzie O’Toole, Ruchi Patel, Hailey Roumimper, Shadi Salsabilian, Luke Thornley, Andrea Wakeland, Capella Yee, Clara Yuh, Regina Zweng

Individual awards

**Juliana Alvarez: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Chrones Scholarship ($6,000)

**Morgan Andrews: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Portland State University exchange scholarship ($40,000)

**Ali Ayers: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), Azusa Pacific dean’s scholarship ($36,000)

**Gianna Bargetto: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award, University of Oregon academic scholarship ($24,000)

**Natalie Biehl: Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award

**Philomena Block: Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts, Granite Construction Golden Rule award ($1,200), SVHS music and theater arts achievement awards, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Alexandra Bergman: SVHS most improved student ($50)

**Aly Bothman: Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Academic Achievement, Kiwanis of Scotts Valley Citizenship award ($100), SVHS parent club community service award ($100), Comcast Leaders and Achievers ($1,000), Wayne Richards Memorial scholar-athlete ($500), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, SVHS government award, Engineering Utility Contractors Association ($2,000), Builders Exchange of Santa Clara County ($1,000), University of Puget Sound trustee scholarship ($68,000)

**Tre Braquet: SVHS government award, San Diego State University honors program

Andrew Brockmann : Rotary Club of Scotts Valley scholarship SVHS math achievement award, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Harvey Mudd College academic scholarship ($31,700)

**Trevor Carney: Sigma Alpha Omega Nu scholarship ($500), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Jade Chang: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Hood Chatham: California Mathematics Council achievement award, Cal Berkeley UC Regents scholarship ($10,000)

**Nicholas Clarke: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award

**Kayla Correa: Scotts Valley Host Lions Club scholarship ($300)

**Ocea Crarey: Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate, Albert C. Leoni Memorial scholarship ($1,000)

**Reza Dabir: SVHS government award

**Stephen Davies: Pteron Society Scholarship ($500)

**Stephen Doub: SVHS Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

**Gregory Ebert: American Legion Boys State representative, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Willamette University academic scholarship ($64,000), Jason Lee award ($12,000), alumni honors scholarship ($4,000)

**Tyler Edwards: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Jacob Elder: SVHS government award

**Elise Gagne: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award, Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate, Albert C. Leoni Memorial scholarship ($1,000)

**Samuel Gjerstad: Tulane University dean’s scholarship ($88,000)

**Catherine Haas: Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Academic Achievement, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award, Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate

**Omarle Herrera: American Citizenship Award

**Alex Howard: University of the Pacific president’s scholarship ($26,000)

**Andrew Ivanova: SVHS government-economics achievement award

**Ashley Keehn: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Alexander Kenny: Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate

**Melissa Kumar: Rotary Club of Scotts Valley scholarship, Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Dudley Mikesell Outstanding Community Service Award, Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Academic Achievement, SVHS parent club community service award ($100), Daughters of the American Revolution good citizen award, SVHS science achievement award, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Chapman University chancellor’s scholarship ($80,000)

**Brett Levy: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), UC San Diego partial athletic scholarship for baseball

**Hannah Levy: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award, Willamette University academic scholarship ($56,000), Jason Lee Award ($8,000), alumni honors scholarship ($4,000)

**Aaron Liang: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award

**Sara McGee: Rotary Club of Scotts Valley scholarship, SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, UCLA academic scholarship ($18,376)

**Maya Moncino: Rotary Club of Scotts Valley scholarship, Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Academic Achievement, Soroptimist International Violet Richardson Award ($500), National Merit Scholarship finalist, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Golnoosh Mostoufi: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Monica Multer: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Liz Munger: Santa Cruz Quakes AAU basketball scholarship ($3,000), SVHS Female Athlete of the Year, Biola University academic-athletic scholarship ($100,000)

**Elvis Navarro: SVHS most improved student ($50)

**David Nice: Perseverance Award

**Aislinn Nichol: Savannah College of Art and Design artistic-equestrian scholarship ($12,000) and trustee scholarship ($12,000)

**Mackenzie O’Toole: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Nicole Owens: SVHS math achievement award, Cal Berkeley partial athletic scholarship

**Ruchi Patel: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Sophie Poser: San Diego State University rowing scholarship ($32,764)

**Lindsey Ramirez: SVHS English achievement award

**Jordan Rentz: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Bethany University academic, music and athletic scholarship ($76,000)

**Zephaniah Rhoads: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Evergreen College academic award ($24,000) and Foundation Scholarship ($27,612)

**Chloe Rhodes: SVHS government/economics achievement award

**Hailey Roumimper: SVHS science achievement award, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Compassion and Choices essay contest ($500)

**Crystal Rozinksky: Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate, American Dream scholarship ($500)

**Shadi Salsabilian: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Kristen Schmitt: Seattle Pacific University Ministry Service Award ($6,000) and dean’s award ($36,000)

**Shannon Sorensen: SVHS music achievement award

**Drake Smith: SVHS Male Athlete of the Year

**Misha Sweet: Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate

**Pim Tamavimoke: California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, SVHS government award

**Luke Thornley: Felton Bible Church Scholarship ($500), California-Hawaii Elks Association ($800) and district level ($400), SVHS parent club community service award ($100), American Legion Boys State representative, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Mike Leimbach most inspirational athlete ($500), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Chrones Scholarship ($6,000)

Julio VanDierendonck: American Citizenship Award

**Breanna Waite: SVHS government award

**Andrea Wakeland: University of Tulsa IB scholarship ($12,000), early-filers grant ($4,000), academic scholarship ($28,000) and supplemental scholarship ($4,000)

**Alison Weigl: Cabrillo honors transfer program candidate

**Eric Weitzel: SVHS history achievement award

**John Westbrook: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, Triumph Award

**Javier Williams: SVHS English achievement award

**Capella Yee: National Merit Scholarship ($2,500), SVHS history achievement award, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Christopher Youmans: Rotary of Scotts Valley’s Outstanding Academic Achievement, SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

**Clara Yuh: SVHS parent club community service award ($100), California Scholarship Federation lifetime member,

**Regina Zweng: SVHS visual arts achievement award, California Scholarship Federation lifetime member

At a glance

**San Lorenzo Valley High School awards will be listed in similar fashion in the June 24 edition of the Press-Banner.
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