It was a night of celebration Wednesday, June 6 as the Minarets High School Class of 2018 turned the page on their lives as Mustangs, with a keen eye on writing the next chapter as young adults.
The 82 graduates were escorted into the ceremony in Ford Mustangs from all years, courtesy of the Mustang Club of Fresno. The sounds of the Minarets Showband also greeted the crowd, as principal Daniel Ching welcomed parents, families and well-wishers. Graduating senior Veruschka Pearce sang the National Anthem.
Evana Holevas, one of three valedictorians along with Connor Heidebrecht and Luke Fuller, thanked her teachers and fellow students for making the past four years at the school fruitful and inspiring.
“These relationships and knowledge will no doubt prove valuable as we move forward in education and in life,” Holevas said. “However I feel the most important thing we’ve learned is how to take initiative, be persistent and actualize our goals.”
Fuller talked about the breadth of technological knowledge he experienced as a student at Minarets High. “The qualities of Minarets prove outstanding on paper, but this cannot do justice to the experiences which accompany them,” he said.
Additional awardees for this year’s graduating class included:
Superintendent’s Award: Justin Hough, Ellery Meade
Board of Trustees Award: Ben Bellisario, Bethany Morgan
Future Learners Award: Jacob Cullen, Sarah Brown
Lifetime Membership in CSF Award: Sarah Brown, Justin Hough