‘Class of 2014′ celebrated success with selfies, smiles

Rialto’s five high schools graduated their 2014 classes this weekend at ceremonies held at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

Photo courtesy of RUSD Eisenhower High School ASB President, Giovanni "Gio" Ayala, said he could not leave the stage Sunday without a "selfie" with him and Ike principal, Scott Sparks.

Photo courtesy of RUSD
Eisenhower High School ASB President, Giovanni “Gio” Ayala, said he could not leave the stage Sunday without a “selfie” with him and Ike principal, Scott Sparks.

Filled with balloons, cheers and happy tears, thousands of friends, families and peers gathered in celebration of hard work and dedication, but not before taking a few selfies with their cellphones, all in celebration of the Class of 2014.

“Our Valedictorian, Ansh Bhagat, is attending Yale University,” said Eisenhower High School Principal Scott Sparks, in a news release. “He’s not only one of our brightest students, but he is extremely well-rounded. He wants to be a brain surgeon, and I’m sure he will become one.

Bhagat’s graduating GPA of 4.72 is leading the way toward a successful future. Cristina Jaimes, Ike’s salutatorian, will head to UC Irvine and her graduating GPA of 4.51 will lead her forward as a mathematics major.  Rialto High School celebrated three top scholars who will all be attending universities in California, according to district officials.

Jorge Meza, RHS valedictorian graduated with a 4.64 GPA and heads to UCLA.

Marilynn Alvarado and Amber Norori Nieto, both Rialto High salutatorians, with graduating GPA’s of 4.59, will be attending Stanford University and UC Berkley.

Arnie Ayala, Principal at RHS, was excited for students at the senior class awards ceremony. “We are all very proud of all three of our top graduates. We’re also proud of our entire graduating class of 2014,” he said.

Carter High School’s Valedictorian Jazmin Pettus finished off her high school career with a 4.48 GPA and will continue her education at Cal State San Bernardino. Carter High salutatorian, Jessica Nattrass, finished off the year with a 4.38 GPA and will head to the University of La Verne to continue her studies.

Celebrating their Top Scholars Sunday also was Milor High School recognizing Kenneth Kizzee along with Zupanic High School honoring Maile Wilkey.

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