Fifty-five students graduated from Monterey High School on Friday, June 12, with a virtual graduation ceremony that featured photos and short videos of the graduating class and remarks from special guests.
Several students recorded 10-second personal statements wearing cap and gown. Others opted to have their graduation photo included as an alternative.
The graduates of Monterey’s continuation program have faced challenges along the way to receiving their high school diploma.
“You overcame the things that came in your way,” commented Monterey Principal David Guyer. “You pulled through.”
“Congratulations to the Monterey Continuation High School Class of 2020,” said Congressman Adam Schiff, who recorded a special message for graduates. “It’s an honor to be speaking with you today.”
“I know this is not how you envisioned your graduation,” Schiff continued. “But then, none of you is a stranger to adversity. Each of you persevered to get here today.”
“You believed in yourselves and so did your family, your friends, your community, your teachers and your fellow classmates,” Schiff added, as he encouraged graduates to “know your power.”
More information about Burbank Unified School District’s Monterey High School can be found on their website located here.
Congratulations to the Monterey High School Class of 2020:
Alyssa Dawson Zaldivar
Samari Fuentealba Pineda