Santa Fe High School celebrated 512 members of the Class of 2019 during its commencement ceremony on June 4 at Torres Stadium.
“To all of our students who have worked arduously to reach this milestone, I am here, along with our entire staff, to tell you that we are proud of you and this is just the beginning of your lives,” Principal Craig Campbell said. “The real work has yet to begin, but know that you are as prepared, if not more, than any other graduating class to be successful in whatever path you choose, and I know many of you will make a great impact on this world both locally and globally.”
This year, students were awarded thousands of dollars in local and national scholarships, including Edison and Dell scholarships, while many students were awarded full-ride athletic scholarships.
Whittier Union students plan on attending four-year universities and prestigious higher education institutions, including Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC and UC Davis, as well as community colleges and vocational schools in the state and throughout the country.
Many students are also pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, such as bioengineering, neuroscience and biology. Some students will also enter military service or join the workforce.