Photographs by Clara Briley
OAKHURST – The Yosemite High School Class of 2014 was present and accounted for at their Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 6.
The program got off to a rousing start with a processional by the Yosemite High School (YHS) Band, as the Color Guard was presented by the YHS California Cadet Corps 66th Battalion 5th Brigade.
The national anthem was led by members of the YHS Chamber Singers, and then Austin Bain, Senior Class President 2014, welcomed the students to the evening’s ceremonies, followed by an address from Principal Randall M. Seals.
Welcoming remarks and an introduction of the Yosemite Unified School District was presented by Superintendent Jim Sargent.
Senior Hannah McMechan performed an original song entitled “Bright Eyed,” which was followed by the return of Mr. Seals to honor academic achievements.
Seals presented the CSF Life Members, Valedictorians and International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Candidates.
Senior Michael Neff was the Valedictorian speaker, and his speech was followed by classmate Benjamin Hartesveldt performing “Something New” by Tom Fletcher.
Leadership standouts ASB President Page Peterson and ASB Secretary Stephanie Pardue spoke for the class of 2014.
Mr. Seals then presented the diplomas, followed by a recessional of the 2014 Badgers exiting Yosemite High School.
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Congratulations to all concerned! Following are some of the students names and accolades:
Class Valedictorians: Chance McGee, Regan Samora, Adam Scott and Benjamin Williams
California Scholarship Federation Life Members: Austin Bain, Victoria Bartunik, Benjamin Hartesveldt, Kaitlyn Sikora, Craig Steiler, and Tristan Webb
Class Valedictorians and California Scholarship Federation Life Members: Hannah McMechan, Hunter Murphy, Tristan Rhoan, Jordan Rose and Erik Strauss
International Baccalaureate Full Diploma IB Candidate: Page Peterson
International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Candidates and Class Valedictorians: Alexander Memmo, Brittany Mihall
California Scholarship Federation Life, Class Valedictorian and International Baccalaureate Full Diploma IB candidates: Jacob Caldwell, Angele Du, Kenneth Jeffris, Michael Neff, Azani Pusina, Erika Smith, Julia Walsh, Sharon Warmerdam, Jared Wood