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MVHS rocks out at graduation

Students share music, memories as they say goodbye to high school

The Mountain View High School class of 2013 celebrated the end of four long -- sometimes trying -- years with an evening of music and memories on May 31 at Carl Anderson Field.

A light breeze blew as the sun set over the Spartan's football field, where around 2,000 family members and friends gathered to watch 421 of their beloved high school seniors say goodbye to high school and hello to the road ahead.

Student speeches, which recalled the highs and lows of the past four years, were interspersed with musical performances, by the MVHS Madrigals, the school's combined bands and the performance of an original song, "Down the Road," by a student rock group, Libertine Circle -- comprising graduating seniors Henry Boulanger, Kyle Dewitt, Austin Griffith and Gregory Manoukian.

Manoukian, who plays guitar for Libertine Circle, said the band will probably part ways now that they are all headed off to college, but that he enjoyed the time he spent in the group. Though he and his band mates played shows at local parties and in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge, Manoukian said that the graduation performance ranks among his favorite.

"It was the biggest crowd we've ever played for," Manoukian said. "It was really fun. It was a great stamp for marking the end of high school."

Mountain View High School | Class of 2013

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Jeffrey Brandon Adamson

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Kevin E Alarcon

Allison Brie Alder

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Tianalynn Victoria Bacio

Brittany A Baldwin

Kyle Anthony Bardman

Christopher Matthew Barnes

Jackson Robert Bartlett

Bryn Mariah Barton

Colette Aria Barton

Kevin Bastoul

Estefania Bautista

Jason Beck

Brandon Carl Beedle

Shirley F Bills

Synnova Jordan Bjerke

Parker Blau

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Henri James Boulanger

Nathaniel David Bradford

Fernando Bravo

Riley Harrison Brehaut

Matthew William Brim

Jasmin Essie Jonaia Brockett

Alesha A Brown

Davis Taylor Brown

Maria Buatavatava

Bridget Alyssa Burke

Erin Burks

Isabel Burns

Alexander Bush

Kaitlin Cabral

Kimberly Joy Biazon Cacatian

Jacob Roger Caccamo

Anthony Axel Caceres

Gerald Louis Caligaris

Joseph Candanoza

Robert Matthew Capriles

Madeline Carmel

Aishlinn Marie Carr

Rachel Nicole Castellanos

Michelle Christine Chan

Joseph Allen Chandler

Jessica Chao

Anna Livia Wen-Yuan Bransfield Chen

Yu Ju Chen

Tiffany Cheung

Evan Isaac Cohen

Irina Isabella Colby

Caelan Michael Conant

Monica Criado Conner

Diana Contreras Chavez

Stefan Andrew Cook

Courtney Wynn Cooper

Michael Cordera

Justin Tyler Corpuz

Kevin Crispie

Nicholas Crispie

Jayke Arthur Critchfield

Kathryn Crone

Ian Michael Crutchfield

Oswaldo Cruz

Abigail Elena Cunniff

Julia Francesca Day

Alicia Christina de Geus

Shelby Ann De La Ossa

Michael Evan Densmore

Kurt Suyeyasu Dentinger

Kyle Logan DeWitt

Martin Heeney Dietz

Matthew Thomas Dockery

Trevor A Docter

Emma Donckels

Kevin McCue Drew

Jennifer Duan

Darwin J Duenas

Alexander James Dunn

Brandon Lee Durham

Matthew Albert Eastwood

Ryan Sean Eckford

Christopher Egerton

Corina Escober

Casey Fabre

Jason Richard Farwell

Rikki Elizabeth Fearon

Alexsandra Kelsey Fehoko

Emily Fischer

Nicole Fisher

Joseph Manuel Flores

Kimberlyn Alondra Flores Garcia

Winston Manuel Follante

Midori Font

Aimee Lee Fontanilla

Michael Paul Foy

Zachary Jonathan Frerichs

Isabel Jane Fry

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Tyler Francis Galdes

Alexandra M Gamble

Kenneth Alejandro Garay

Giovanna Frances Garipoli

Ana Raquel Gomez

Mailen Gomez

Diana Nicole Gong

Kyle Gonsalves

Jennifer Frances Gordon

Elana Rose Grabel

Jonathan A Grant

Weston Reed Gray

Barrett R. Greaves

Austin Clarke Griffith

Brian Rafael Guerrero

Mia Guthart

Alexander Gutierrez

Louis Angel Gutierrez

Maria Alondra Gutierrez

Shirwille Grace Sibug Gutierrez

Allison K Hacker

Heekyung Hope Hahn

Randi Alexandra Hair

Avery Poplin Hamm

Olivia Chan Hawkins

Tyler Hawkins

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Albert T Heidmann

Nadine Emily Herman

Christian Juan Hernandez

Anna Hessler

Joseph Paul Higgins

Sarah Elizabeth Hinant

Benjamin Tobias Ho

Charles Matthew Ho

Noah Hoffman

Tristan William Hohman

Jonathan E Hollin

Sam Holton

Joshua Howland

Anna Hubel

Eric Russel Hume

Bradley Alan Huwe

Danielle Marie Hilario Ignacio

Matthew R Iverson

Mary Allison Iwai

Brandon Jabr

Arman Jaffer

Paul Armand James

David Jennings

William E Jennings

Amy Lynne Johnson

Chase Quentin Johnson

Claire Ellen Johnson

Kristina Leigh Johnson

Scott Michael Johnson

Marcus A Jones

Melisa Ann Michaels Jones

Megan Amrita Joseph

Jacquelyn Priscilla Jung

Lyric Iman Kadir

Brian Henry Kaestner

Charles Michael Kalcic

Tara K Kapany

Sara Kashani

Daniel Morgan Kato

Rachel Elisabeth Milne Keating

Kevin Patrick Kelley

Colton L. Kelly

Nadia Lynn Khayrallah

Sammy Khidir

Katia Joy Kiefaber

Charles Kim

Jason G. Kirn

Christopher Kockelman

Judie Koenig

Ryan Kohn

Christopher Koulouris

Rebecca Grace Kuczynski

Erika Lama

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Arden Lee

Jessica Lee

Justin Wen-Jeng Leong

Cameron J Lesslie

Andrea W.M. Leung

Caitlin Lewis

Daniel Leybzon

Emily Li

Vivian Li

Sara Theresa Lighthall

Nicholas James Lillie

Courtney Taylor Lim

Rico Lidong Lin

Stephanie Lin

Eric Liu

Zoran Liu-Moy

Ching Ju Lo

Bradley J Logue

Jennifer Denice Lopez Martinez

Gregory M. Lum

Heidi A. Lundberg

Tyler Philip Madariaga

Sydney Nichole Magana

Michael John Magee

Angelica Joanna Malinowski

Emilia Azucena Mancilla

Gregory Manoukian

Jack Thomas Marquez

Luzdeluna Marrero

Mahdi Sasha Massoodi

Garrett Emerson McCarthy

Patrick Edward McClellan

Cathrina Emma McCoy

Alec J McDonald

Fiona Frances McEvoy

Julie McGehee

Mara Simone McKown

Mark McReynolds

Jose Andres Mendez

Benjamin Metivier

Naib Mian

Nicholas Andrew Minafo

Isabel Miranda

Francisco Anthony Mires

Janice Mok

Jessica Mondragon

Tony Montano

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Elena Morozova

Cameron Steven Moyer

Matthew Munoz

Karl William Muonio

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Sophie R. Natan

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Chauncey Joseph Neyman

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Edwin Maximo Ortez

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Karly Anh Osborne

Leslie Ann Oslan

Diego Enrique Osorio

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Elisabeth Pearlman

Monica Sarah Pelayo

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Paulo Regala

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Kara Rivera

Jovany Rivera Santos

Phillip R Robinson

Jaime Antonio Rodas

Sebastian Rodriguez

Bailey Rogers

Andrew Edward Rosen

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Dean Thomas Rossi

Michelle Faye Rubinstein

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Allison Rose Schynert

Ellery Megan Seither

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Kiana Renee Styner

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Lauren Emily Sutton

Christian Avery Swygert Dillon

Andrew Steven Taala

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Arya Tarani

Britt Tarien

Chloe Hana Tarrasch

Zoe Olivia Tatarsky

Archer Ian Taylor

Drew Scott Taylor

Chelsea Ariella Terlep

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Ashlea Jane Thomas

John Edwin Thomas

Katherine Anne Thomas

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Katelyn M Thompson

Scott Douglas Thompson

William Keer Thornton

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James C. Tilton

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3 people like this
Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I hope that at least with some of the faculty, that a thought and prayer (yes, a prayer) went out for the late Hubert (Hugh) Riddell.

Hugh served MVHS for many years, and retired as Asst. Dean of students. He passed away on May 31 after a vigorous five year fight.

Hugh touched hundreds of lives, young and old during his MVHS and after years. He is missed.
His services will be at 4 pm on June 13 (Thursday next week) at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Sunnvale (Wright Ave. off Fremont).
I would be nice so see a contingent from MVHS there.

I would have loved to be at graduation. Congrats to you all as graduating seniors. Go forth and do well.


3 people like this
Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Yes, the field ROCKED!
Thanks for this article, Nick, and for honoring all of the graduates by listing their names in this article.
George, thanks for letting us all know of the memorial for Hugh Riddell. He helped MVHS students for many years.


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