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Strength in numbers at Mountain View high

Class of 2014 called team players and stewards of social justice

At the Mountain View High School graduation, student speakers told family and friends that they came into ninth grade without much of a clue, surrounded by juniors and seniors -- essentially adults -- and no idea what happens on a daily basis.

But it didn't take long for them to adjust, and go above and beyond as active members in the community, academic scholars and team players.

Principal Dave Grissom took over for Keith Moody last year, but after observing the students he said at the June 6 commencement ceremony that the 421 seniors graduating in the class of 2014 were able to achieve so much in just that one year -- on both an individual level and in groups.

On the individual level, he saw 35 graduating seniors maintain a 4.5 weighted GPA, 101 students receive the Seal of Biliteracy and 57 students who participated in the performing arts for their fourth year in a row.

But Grissom said it's a special thing to watch what the senior class was able to do outside of the classroom. In just the last year, he said he saw the Spartan Robotics team compete on a global level and make it to their division finals. The boys' volleyball team, predominantly made up of seniors, also beat out St. Francis to become the Division I regional championship winners.

But beyond sports and robots, the Dance Spectrum shows and the award-winning marching band, many of the students were dedicated to social justice issues -- both at home in Mountain View and abroad.

According to district Superintendent Barry Groves, the graduating class was heavily involved in altruistic endeavors, whether it was volunteer work for students in need of extra assistance in local elementary schools or helping schools around the world.

Grissom said the volunteer work included an amazing number of students who helped tutor disadvantaged youth and clubs that prepared student supplies for schools, mostly in East Palo Alto.

Grissom told students at the graduation to continue to seek knowledge in all aspects of their lives, and continue to work hard wherever they go. The class of 2014 will be headed to big-name colleges like MIT, Stanford, Yale and Princeton, and a handful plan to leave the United States to learn abroad in places like Belgium, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Mountain View Class of 2014

Felipe Acevedo

Josue Aguilar Abrego

Sheila Ahi

Erteza Alam

Sukaina Alam

Sarah Alkadri

Katherine Allen

Logan Allen

Paul Amsden

Clark Appelgren

Arya Arasnia

Roberto Argumedo

Kiana Ariyama

Kyle Arrillaga

Davis Atherton

Brittany Austin

Anthony Avery

Jocelyn Baird

Daniel Ballesteros

Karina Barajas

Brooke Basile

Gene Danise Belarmino

Andrew Belove

Alexander Bergman

Jamie Bindon

Jordana Bischoff

Clinton Blakely

Ion Blanari

Max Blumenstein

Andrea Boado

Elizabeth Booker

Claire Bradford

Adrian Brandemuehl

Albert Bravo

Emilio Bravo-Grande

Shannon Brooks

Micaela Brossard

Sarah Brotzel

Sophie Brotzel

Chandler Brown

Gabriela Brown

Bradley Bumgarner

Guillermo Burger

Daniel Burns

Lauren Burns

Meghan Burns

Jacob Butters

Alex Caber

Laura Cabrera

Adam Call

Kimberly Caltagirone

Kate Camacho

Dana Camin

Sophia Campione

Jeffrey Cao

Tram-anh Cao

Jennifer Carmel

Robert Carpenter

Elmer Cartagena

Rey Castillo Emmanuelli

Kira Cattell

Kevin Chan

SiHon Chan

Matthew Chang

Jacqueline Chao

Patrick Chao

Tara Chari

Alivia Charles

Glenda Chavez

Oscar Chavez

Neha Cheemalavagu

Aaron Chen

Brandon Chen

Tytus Chen

Maxym Chesnakov

Kaitlyn Cheung

Sarah Choi

Lai Yin Choy

James Clark

Madelyn Cook

Henry Cooper

Courtney Correia

Margaret Costales

David Courter

Leo-Paul Cremoux

Emma Critser

Jose Cruz Cruz

Tamera Davis

Arielle De Chavez

Diego De La Torre

Elena DeAngelis

Amanda Deem

Abdullah Salam Deen

Christian Delgado

Jennifer Delgado

Jasper Deng

Renee Desimpel

Simran Dhalla

Isabella Dickerson

Luke Dickey

William Dieffenbach

Zachary Domke

Allison Dong

Ryan Donnelly

Alex Eastwood

Isaac Eaves

Stephanie Egger

Aren Eisele

Selina Ellis

Justine Fanget

Alison Fanton

Amanda Fearon

Jessica Fernandez

Madison Fiorentino

Corey Fitz

Jazelle Flores

Alec Flowers

Marco Flowers

Matthew Ford

Naicolas Fricker

Collin Frietzsche

Cameron Fukuyama

Jose Francisco Garcia Alcazar

Alondra Garivay

Jordan Gault

Powell Gaynor

Audrey Gerughty

Yasmin Ghalambor

Briana Gidney

Ethan Giles

Max Gishi

Brian Glusovich

Darius Goh

Seraphine Goh

Lauren Gong

Jolie Goolish

Ariel Grapp Fant

Isabella Graziani

Alexis Greenberg

Suleyma Guerra Martinez

Nicholas Guerrero

Anish Guha

Mia Gvirtsman

Deborah Tae Hahn

Elizabeth Halliday

Adriana Hardwicke

Kelsey Harrigan

Samantha Hartman

Justin Hartney

Laurel Haspert

Kristian Hayward

Casey Heaney

Jorge Hernandez

Timothy Heselton

Juliet Heye

Erica Higa

Kareena Hirani

Madeline Hodgson

Dylan Hoefling

Minh Hong

Abigail Horkins

Sean Hosaka

Taylor Houston

William Hsieh

Brian Hsu

Celeste Ingersoll

Kevin Ives

Annamari Jaaksi

Aruna Jafar

John Jarrell

Bryce Joerger

Rahul Jog

Marie Johansen

Samir Joshi

Ivan Julio

Robert Kalb

Daniel Kammerer

Nikki Kapany

Rachel Karngbaye

Hannah Katz

Aurelien Keller

Randall Kenyon

Katherine Kesner

Leah Kidd

Marissa Klazura

Amber Knickerbocker

Jasmine Knight

Peter Knight

Angela Kobayashi

Andrea Koch

Nathaniel Kong

Natasha Kothari

Kiran Kothuri

Gopal Krishan

Christopher Krupa

James Kuszmaul

Kit Lam

Kevin Lan

Yazmin Lancaster

Adam Lange

Hannah Lau

Gilles Laurent

Isabelle Lazkani

Adam Lee

Anne Chia-An Lee

Brian Chia Lee

KyuSub Lee

Leland Lee

Alina Legay

Esteban Leiva

Ryan Liberatore

Hee Lim

Youngbin Lim

Erik Lindqvist

Xinru Liu

Ryan Lo

Alvin Lu

Jonathan Luxton

Emily Machala

Karla Magana Hernandez

Katelyn Mahnken

Parker Malachowsky

Daniel Malave

Lindsey Marent

Allison Mark

Samuel Marks

Esmeralda Martinez

Fermin Martinez

Andrei Maximov

Nicholas Mayoral

Aaron Mazon

John Mc.Alister

Andrew McCormick

Spencer McKean

Ryan McLaughlin

Andrew McReynolds

Vanessa Mejia

Connor Menden

Rishma Mendhekar

Angel Merced Valencia

Francisco Merlos

Oren Merry

Areli Meza

Liseph Millano

Siobhan Miller

Elizabeth Miotke

Drew Mitchner

Monique Mix

Nathaniel Modderman

Roberto Molina

Margaret Moor

Samuel Moore

Eric Moreland

Hope Moseley

Mirko Mostaghimi

Erica Moy

Max Mozer

Matthew Mulkey

Sarah Munoz

Tyler Myers

Tarun Nair

Nicole Nakahama

Ashley Nasseri

Juan Nava

Edward Nehamkin

Chiara Neyman

Kolisa Nhlapo

Charles Niehaus

Diego Nieva Carrasco

Cori Nishimoto

Kiana Nouri

Caitlin Nuckolls

Gaku Ogawa

Alice Olivera

Ana Karen Olvera

Elena Onoprienko

Elizabeth Ortiz

Alondra Ortiz Atayde

Carlos Pacheco Miranda

Brandon Pak

Andrew Palomo

Guangshuai Pan

Roann Pao

Kyung-Hoon Park

Marissa Parkhurst

Margarita Patio

Alexander Perry

Kelsey Petersen

Bradley Pikus

Francesco Pilling

Ean Pollock

Adam Poltorak

Mark Pong

Tsz Poon

Jamie Porter

Kevin Prabhu

Joseph Pressman

Kevin Radja

Mihajlo Radonjic

Lili Raghian

Anjalee Raman

Asadullah Rashidi

Alesandra Rau

Marie Recine

Dylan B. Recker

Krishin Reddy

Melissa Reed

Amanda Reihaneh

Erin Rempola

Annika Reno

Oliver Reyes Morales

Laura Reynolds

Matthew Rich

Calvin Rivas

Thania Rivas

Alexander Roach

Brandon Roberts

Miles Robertson

Megan Robinson

James Rodriguez

Joselyn Rodriguez-Perez

Lauren Rogers

Louis Rosen

Ryan Rosh

Margaux Roth

Ariadne Rowe

Kiley Rucker

Andrew Russert

Skyler Russert

Laura Rutner

Justin Ruweler

James Rymer

Begimay Samykbaeva

Esteban Sanchez

Austin Michael Sarinas

Haley Sawamura

Lauren Scott

Samantha Sevely

Negin Shahiar

Ankit Sharma

Matthew Shearer

Chase Sheriff

Liam Sidebottom

Nicole Silva

Austin Silver

Brian Silverman

Thomas Simko

Sophie Simpson

Hansmeet Singh

David Smith

Tyler Smith

Anthony Francis Snyder

Jonathan Sorensen

Jessica Stackhouse

Bryan Strebel

Marian Strong

Julia Stuart

Matthew Stubbs

Elizabeth Stuebner

James Stuebner

Yingying Sun

Varsha Suresh Kumar

Brandon Swift

Mary Dennise Tabula

Mami Takeda

Aditya Tammana

Kolotina Tangi

Maxwell Taylor

Paige Taylor

Venedict Tchistopolski

Waran Thapanangkun

Eric Theil

Andrew Thornberry

Keshav S. Thvar

Bethany Tinklenberg

Amanda Tomasetti

Michael Torio

Dean Trammell

David. Tran

Grace Tsang

Brian Twiggs

Rachel Uyeda

Cecilia Valencia Chavez

Odalys Vallejo

Daniel Van Gaasbeck

Cynthia Varela

Jonathan Vasquez

Alejandro Velasquez Carias

Jose Villa

Cory Viscovich

Shailee Vishnubhatt

Tessalee Voiss

Justin Walker

Alysia Wang

Rachel Ward

Dwight Washington

Danna Weintraub

Daniel Welch

Ellen Wieneke

Joey Williams

Daniel Wilson

Ella Wilson

Emma Wilson

Karlwillie Wilson

Anna Winkelman

Cannon Wong

Hei Yiu Hailey Wong

Matthew Wong

Sam Wong

Nicole Worthy

Daniel Wray

Xiaohao Xian

Zhizi Xiao

Justin Xie

Corrina Yanagawa

Vincent Yang

Kaye Yap

Brandon Yeh

Madeleine Young

Stephanie Zlateva

Keenan Zucker

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