WHAT: Walnut Grove School promotion ceremony
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
WHERE: Walnut Grove gym, 775 N. Hartley St.
INFO: Walnut Grove office, 892-4770
Walnut Grove will promote 66 students when the school has its third annual promotion ceremony on Wednesday, May 29 on the local campus.
Four students at the school — Yvania G. Perez, Jose Robles, Diego Sandoval and Paola Toribio — have perfect grades and will lead the class of 2013.
Alma Romo, Walnut Grove’s principal, said the promotion ceremony is always packed with students’ relatives and friends, and she is excited about sending the class off to high school.
“It’s a great, respectful class — this set of students is energetic,” Romo said this week.
“They set the standard for the younger students. They care about school, and it shows in how they behave and with their work habits.”
Romo said an eighth-grade parent committee is providing a full on breakfast for the graduates that day, as well as a cake and punch time after graduation.
While tickets are not needed for graduation, they are needed for a cake and punch event. Walnut Grove students with a 4.0 grade-point- average are:
• Yvania G. Perez, 13, is the daughter of Alba and Johnny Valverde and Jose Perez. She credits her parents and step-dad for all the encouragement they have given her through school. She wants to stay on track in preparation for attending a good university.
• Jose Robles, 14, is the son of Joe and Charlene Robles. He is grateful for the support and encouragement his parents and his grandmother have given him. He likes playing sports and being with his family to have fun. He wants to attend a good college.
• Diego Sandoval, 14, son of Sandra Garcia and Carlos Sandoval, said his family has always supported him and encouraged him to excel in whatever he does and he credits his success to their support. He plans to continue to do well in school and attend college.
• Paola Toribio, 14, is grateful to her mother, Ana Contreras and her father, Gerardo Toribio for always encouraging her and her brother to do their best at school. She likes playing soccer and playing the violin. She wants to continue to earn good grades in school and be accepted to the university of her choice.
Contact Maddy Houk at 892-6187, ext. 22, or firstname.lastname@example.org.