Published : Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 5:27 PM
Ramona’s Class of 2019 celebrated their graduation on Saturday, May 25, in Rose Heath. Accepted to colleges across the country, they have been offered a total of $11,949,543 in merit scholarships. Upholding their commitment to service and social justice, they have completed a total of 13,707 hours of service.
Salutatorian Calista Rugama’19 congratulated her classmates, “We are ready and eager to meet the challenges of the world…we will serve with compassion, diligence, and integrity.”
Guest speaker, Monica Solorzano ’98 (B.A. Princeton University, M.A. Columbia University), Assistant Director for Government Relations at the University of California, Santa Barbara, advised the graduates to “Stay curious, stay open, stay flexible. Work on your plans, but keep an eye out for those internships, or jobs, or volunteer opportunities, or cities, or even countries, that might seem a little out of your comfort zone. They can make all the difference in helping you on your journey and preparing you for the many, many choices that you’ll be making over the next several years. That’s the beauty of a Ramona education – it helps to set you up for different paths, and then lets you choose what you feel is best for you.”
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