By Debbie Truong
Hundreds of area seniors will attend graduation ceremonies across the San Gabriel Valley to receive their high school diplomas this June.
Two hundred and twelve seniors from Don Bosco Technical Institute will graduate at its June 5 commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the school's Granatell Stadium. Community member James Scanlan, who works both as a Latin teacher and in the guidance office at Don Bosco, will speak to the graduating class.
As of May 18, officials from Don Bosco did not disclose the names of valedictorians, as the students have yet to be informed of their standing.
Crowds will flock to San Gabriel High School's football field on June 10 at 6 p.m., where the school's graduation ceremony will be held. Approximately 580 seniors are slated to graduate, though that number tends to lower as the school year nears its end, said Scott Mangrum, assistant principal of business and activities at the school.
Pat Rodriguez-Machintosh, board member with the Alhambra Unified School District, and Jim Schofield, SGHS's principal, are scheduled to appear as commencement speakers.
Alhambra High School seniors will graduate on June 10. Ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. on the campus' Knowles Field.
Seniors from Mark Keppel High School will receive their high school diplomas at the school's graduation ceremony also on June 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Approximately 600 seniors will participate in graduation ceremonies, a number on-par with yearly averages at Keppel.
Rosemead High School will bid goodbye to its graduating class of 2011 on June 15 at 8 p.m. at the school's Marinelli Stadium.
Seniors Brian Huynh, Sanlie Auyeung, Michelle Chang and Jane Tam share the honor of valedictorian from a graduating class of approximately 403 students. Jenny Cam, Johnny La and Viet Thai Vo will receive recognition as salutatorians.
Valedictorians at Rosemead High School must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 4.2 or above, while salutatorians average between a 4.1 and 4.19 GPA.
RHS students interested in reciting a speech at graduation will audition before a panel of judges. The judges will then determine the student speakers.
Meanwhile, graduates from East Los Angeles College are slated to receive their degrees at the school's commencement ceremony on June 3.