Press Release

 Orange Unified Graduates Take the Stage at Angel Stadium

Orange, CA – June 13, 2019 – Students from Canyon, El Modena, Orange, Richland, and Villa Park High Schools, along with graduates from Parkside Education Center, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to graduate from Angel Stadium today. Family and friends cheered from the stands while Orange Unified’s 2,183 Class of 2019 graduates were each featured on the stadium’s LED display before taking the stage between first and second base.

Additionally, Class of 2019 students from the District’s four comprehensive high schools were honored for outstanding academic achievement, including 404 Seals of Biliteracy given to students proficient in two or more languages, 669 Golden State Seal Merit Diplomas earned by students who demonstrated mastery of at least six high school curriculum subject areas, and 764 students who completed a CTE Pathway. Each school also recognized students with the highest cumulative academic grade point average:

High School

Student

GPA

Recognition

College

Major/Career Path

Canyon

Kaitlin Chon

5.0571

Top Summa Cum Laude

University of Southern California

Business Administration & Biology

Canyon

Samantha Lee

4.9667

Top Summa Cum Laude

University of California, Berkeley

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

El Modena

Everett Craw

4.87

Valedictorian

University of California, San Diego

Computer Science & Engineering

El Modena

Blake Hanson

4.91

Valedictorian

University of California, Los Angeles

Mechanical Engineering

Orange

Kristie Le

4.88

Valedictorian

University of California, Los Angeles

Biology

Orange

Ryan Joshua Raymundo

4.7

Salutatorian

California State University, Fullerton

Nursing

Villa Park

 

Alexandra Lai

5.0857

Highest Academic Achiever

California Institute of Technology

Computer Science

 

“Congratulations to all of our graduates! We wish them the best as they move on to the next chapter in their lives,” said Superintendent of Schools Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D. “We also want to recognize the contributions of our students’ families and mentors toward their academic achievements and ongoing success. Thank you for being our valued partners in education.”

Orange Unified’s graduation ceremonies took place at Angel Stadium this year because Fred Kelly Stadium is currently undergoing a $23 million renovation. The new stadium complex is scheduled to reopen in May 2020.

As they become available, photos will be uploaded into OUSD's high school alumni Facebook groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanyonHSalumni

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ElModenaHSalumni

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrangeHSalumni

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RichlandHSalumni

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VillaParkHSalumni

 

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.