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Congratulations to the class of 2009

 

Friday marked a major milestone for more than 1,000 students from Amador Valley and Foothill high schools. Walking across the stage, the seniors received a diploma and best wishes for a bright future, with the support of family, friends and school district staff.

Both Foothill's and Amador's ceremonies took place on the schools' football fields. Village and Horizon high schools held separate ceremonies on Wednesday.

Special honors went to valedictorian Seunguk (Uggi) Lee and salutatorian Michael Chen from Amador and four valedictorians at Foothill: Swetha Akella, Asher Bantock, Jonathan Hwang and Jenny Mei.

--Emily West

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Posted by Amador Parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2009 at 9:16 am

I attended Amador's graduation last night and as I am so very proud of the accomplishments of those that graduated, the timing of this event is horrible.

What happened to the late afternoon starts? The 7:30 pm start is too late. It makes for a long day for families as well as the graduates. It would not be so bad if they did not have over 500 graduates, but the late start is not a good change. I am sure they were anticipating warm weather, and were hoping for a cooler evening, but the with afternoon starts it allows for dinners with families without being rushed and photos that are much nicer than those at night with BIG BRIGHT lights on campus. Not to mention the RUSH to Grad Night. I am sure that they had good reasons for this time change, and looked into making the change with some positive things in mind, but as for my family and friends, we are not fans of the new start time.

I did enjoy the venue at the high school versus the fairgrounds though.

Are these photos from past years?? It was NOT SUNNY at Amador's graduation and that was not the stage used, and it does not look like it was Foothill's event as the caps and gowns are purple.

However CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2009 - No matter what school or grade you are graduating from!


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Posted by where have you been
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

This is the second year that graduation has been at the schools. The late start is fantastic. Though it might have been cool, I was wearing a jacket, it is usually unbearably hot and stifling. Last year was picture perfect. I would rather have an evening graduation then sitting in the 100+ degree temperatures my family has had to endure in the past.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 13, 2009 at 11:49 am

Felicidades...WELL DONE!


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Posted by Correction needed
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

"Special honors went to valedictorian Seunguk (Uggi) Lee and salutatorian Michael Chen from Foothill and four valedictorians at Amador: Swetha Akella, Asher Bantock, Jonathan Hwang and Jenny Mei."

I'm afraid your article has the two groups of young speakers assigned to the wrong school. It's the reverse of what the article states.


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Posted by Jeb Bing
editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Jun 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Jeb Bing is a registered user.

Thanks. Correction made on the special honorees and their schools.


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Posted by Privatize
a resident of another community
on Jun 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Congratulations on a job well done. You guys seem to have a good thing going here.


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Posted by Pictures?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2009 at 8:56 am

It does seem that the pictures shown above are from a prior year at the fairgrounds. Certainly not football fields.

Congrats to all the graduates, and best wished for your future.


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