Patterson Schools Superintendent Phil Alfano (left) congradulates Yvania Perez for her promotion to the ninth grade with perfect grades at the Walnut Grove eighth grade promotion ceremony Wednesday, May 29. --Photo by Nick Rappley/Patterson Irrigator
Recipients of the Academic Excellence Award for the Creekside Middle School Class of 2013 look on as recipient Harmeet Kaur adresses fellow classmates and a packed crowd at Patterson Community Stadium. Those awarded received 4.0 grade point averages throughout their time at Creekside. Recipients included Kaur, Sean Benevides, Roberto Camberos, Giselle Nagra, Kenny Ong, Mercedes Peres, Salvador Tello, Noehely Vargas Carrillo, and Pierre Williams.--Photo by Nick Rappley/Patterson Irrigator
About 500 eighth graders at Patterson's two middle schools celebrated their promotion to high school the evening of Wednesday, May 29. More than 400 middle school children were promoted from Creekside Middle School, including nine with perfect grades, while Walnut Grove School promoted 66 including four with perfect grades.