2014 Graduation Ceremonies at Ramona Convent Secondary School

Left: The class of 2014 takes a moment to celebrate their accomplishments. Photo courtesy Ashley Munguia. Right from Top to Bottom: Graduates Ellen Urtecho, Jazlynn Pastor, Zhiyu Zhao, Wendy Garibay, Sabrina Cano, and Alicia Taylor. Photo courtesy Veronica Fernandez
Senior class president Briana Salatino happily accepts the coveted diploma from President Sr. Kathleen Callaway, and Interim Principal Dr. Harry Purpur. Photo by Ashley Munguia

On Saturday, May 24th, the Class of 2014 gathered for a final procession as Ramona students with their bouquet of yellow roses through the eloquent Rose Heath garden facing an audience of proud parents, families, friends, faculty, and staff. Salutatorian Ellen Urtecho spoke of the interdependent journey that she experienced at Ramona and encouraged her classmates to “go into the world armed and prepared to battle not only with their brains, work ethic, and personality but also with the most awesome weapon they possess, Love.”

The address was given by Interim Principal Dr. Harry Purpur who, in his brief time at Ramona, has had a meaningful and lasting impact on the senior class as “grandpa Purpur.”

Salutatorian Ellen Rose Urtecho addresses her classmates during the ceremony. Photo by Ashley Munguia

Ramona Convent Secondary School is proud to share that 100% of its graduates will be continuing their education at colleges across the United States such as the University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins University, Wellesley College, UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount University, and many other prestigious universities. Congratulations to the Class of 2014! The school holds them in its hearts and wish them much happiness and success.

Ramona Convent prepares to enter its 125th year providing an educational program that graduates young women who are characterized by academic excellence, spiritual depth, moral strength, and personal grace, open to the wisdom of other cultures and traditions, and prepared to lead and serve in an evolving interdependent global community.

Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 West Ramona Rd., Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.

Left: Sierra Gruca proudly stands as her many awards and achievements are presented. Photo by Ashley Munguia. Right: Salutatorian Ellen Urtecho. Photo by Veronica Fernandez



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