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South Tahoe High School graduates 327 on Friday

Amanda Fehd
Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Nicholas Stewart celebrates 12 years of education behind him on Friday during graduation at South Tahoe High School.
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The 327 seniors in the Class of 2006 said good-bye to South Tahoe High School on Friday, but not before a few important people gave their two cents of advice.

Retiring Principal Marcia Kaster battled the antics and balloon throwing of a restless class to tell them to take care of the five things that matter in life: work, family, health, friends and spirit.

“They are like balls,” she said. “Work is made of rubber, it will bounce. The other four are made of glass.”

South Lake Tahoe Mayor Hal Cole, a 1966 graduate of the school, implored the class to return when they graduate from college, and contribute to a community that is facing tough challenges.

“You are our community’s most valuable resource,” he said. “We hope you consider coming back and sharing what you’ve learned.”

District Superintendent Jim Tarwater told the class they are survivors for enduring 13 years of school. He drew on the TV show “Survivor” for his tips to the class. He said those who win on the show have the same traits as those who succeed in life: integrity, work ethic, the ability to circumvent obstacles, and aggressiveness.

Valedictorian Hans Mayer, salutatorian Kevin Peterson and National Merit Scholar Gregory Gaskin offered words of humor to their fellow classmates, drawing on anecdotes of teachers over the years and personal philosophy.

During the ceremonies, the class took its chance to ham it up and play goofy for once, chanting “Oh Six” loudly and frequently.

Members of the school board gave the graduates their diplomas and before Kaster could give the go ahead, the Class of 2006 threw their hats in the air, as if nothing could hold them back now.

South Tahoe High School 2006 graduates

Allison Morgan Abicht

Molly Mccarthy Adams

Rafael Aladino Aguirre

Anna Alamillo

Karla Maria Alcaraz Mendoza

Conner Kuster Alexander

Holly Joy Alvis

Monica D. Amor

Michelle Marie Artinian

Holly Ann Avila

Jessica Gil Avila

Peter Jonathan Bacon

Michele Sicosana Balwing

Kristy Anne Barkley

Tanya Siona Barnes

Herlinda Beltran

Vincent Ryan Benoit

Eric Michael Berg

Jessica Kaitlen Bettencourt

Jennifer Anne Bigelow

Briana Yvonne Biller

Drury Harvey Blair III

Jan Michael Malolot Blanco

Courtney Erin Blann

Evert Malolot Bonachita

Montana Nicole Brazas

JonDaniel Brockman Hawe

Samantha Lynn Brogna

Brandon Warren-Whittaker Brown

Derek M. Brown

Amanda Kay Buck

Taylor Zachary Buttling

Tasha Marie Butz

Cory D. Calder

Rachel Anne Campbell

Manuel Cansino

Abigail Eunice Carrillo

Lauren Kathleen Cassidy

Yvonne Castillo

Maclovia Cazares

Julia Mariana Cedano

Nichole R. Choate

Philip Vincent Cianci

Samantha Josephine Clark

Thomas Matthew Cocking

Clayton Delaney Cole

Britney Bond Collins

Adam Byron Cook

Samuel Robert Corso

Ronald James Cox

Julio Ricardo Cuevas

Mark Gelverio Dalmacio

Lauren Michelle Dalton

Bret Austin Damron

Jessica Lorraine Day

Tyler C. Dayberry

Olga Lidia Del Real

Boston Aaron Del Vecchio

Robert Andrew Digay

Haley Renee Donovan

Kristen Elizabeth Dore

Michelle Lyn Du Puy

Valeriane DuBois-Carmine

Sydney Michelle Dufty

Sadie Renee Duin

Jordan Clark Dunn

Nicole Marie Ealy

Samantha Dee Alesta Edeen

Stephen Matthew Ehrhardt

Sara Renee Enriquez

Jamie Estrada

Brenda Judith Estupinan

Kevin Michael Fannan

Jonathan Margarito Fausto

Allison Drew Fernald

Patrick Bradford Fisher

Branden Daniel Fletcher

Bailey G. Flood

Shiloh Colt Flood

Todd Laurence Fountain

Selina L. Fowler

Conor Eamon Freeman

Patrick Peter Gaffney

Justin Reed Galbreath

Carolina Beth Galicia

Ellen Ann Gallanty

Alexandra Garcia

Juan Arturo Garcia

Misael de Jesus Garcia

Susan Garcia

Nicole Jean Gardner

Rochelle Daymont Garman

Jake Clark Garrett

Gregory Lee Gaskin

Lena Marie Gervase

Garrett Brian Gibb

Tanner Robert Gilmore

Alyssa Eve Giovenco

Melissa Ann Gochnauer

Elizabeth Goldenberg

Ana Beira Gomez

Fabian Alejandro Gomez

Luis Carlos Gomez

Armando L. Gonzalez

Eva Heredia Gonzalez

Jacqueline Gonzalez

Alexandra Nicole Grant

Aimee J. Greear

Thomas Patrick Matthew Grubbs

Max A. Gustofson

Chanelle Rose Gutierrez

Viridiana Gutierrez Melin

Brandon D. Hallam

Alexander David Hand

Kristine Elisa Harman

Martin Rodney Harris

Nicole R. Harter

Joel Thomas Henderson

Barbara Jasmine Hernandez

Juan Carlos Hernandez

Megan Sarah Hillyard

Jason T. Holland

Steven Mark Holt

Jordan Bleu Howard

Jenifer Rose Hubbell

Alicia Marie Hudson

Jordan Lea Hughes

David Justin Hunt

Jaime Mariano Jacquez

Seth T. Jenkins

Dana Joy Jensen

Robin Elizabeth Jepson

Forest Edward-Iver Jett

Jaime Alberto Jimenez

Brandon Kevin Johns

Alexandra Elyce Johnson

Daniel Kenneth Jolley

Liliana Juarez

Priscilla Juarez

Sky Leece Juarez

Russell Scott Kaczmar

Joel R. Keegan

Jacob Samuel Kelderhouse

Anika Nicole Kierce

Katherine Grace Killebrew

Gregory Scott Koeck

Andrew Martin Kovalcheck

Sean Thomas Kuenning

Taylor Ann Lafferty

Thomas Jason Lake

Cheri M. Lakey

Colt Randy Leasure

Charlotte Renee Lee

Katie Elizabeth Lee

Logan Avery Lefler

Josue Lemus

Nicole Brianne Lindsay

Layton David Lindstrom

Lance Logan

Lance Amos Lolli

Edgar Efren Lomeli

Jordan Gitano Loorz

Mayra Elizabeth Lopez

Virginia Loyola

Cascade Rachelle Lueder

Aleah Lyn Maes

Devon Elizabeth Maher

Sean Michael Maher

Esmeralda Mariscal

Hector I. Mariscal

Jessica Nathaly Mariscal

Ramon Garcia Mariscal

Ana Guadalupe Marmolejo

Walter Genaro Marquez

Chad Whitney Marston

Shane Scott Martin

Denise Martinez

Yolanda Selina Marty

Christopher Matthew Mason

Hans Linden Mayer

Anna May McCracken

Ashley Brier McGehee

Darrel James McNabb

Brianna Elizabeth McWhorter

Jeffrey Allen Meagher

Max Michael Meeker

Peter Matthew Mercado

Diana Patricia Meza

Juanita Meza

Stephanie Bianca Michalik

Troy Bryce Mikanovich

Austin Alan Miller

Crystal Ann Miller

Joshuah Howard Miller

Trevor Benjamin Miller

James Jarod Minghini

Michael John Monaghan

Jacobo Montejano

Milton Ivan Montoya

James Patrick Moore

Ismael Mora

Luz Angela Mora

Staci Lynn Moraida

Hiran K. Morar

Ernesto Mosqueda

Sam S. A. Mullins

Elizabeth Denise Nelums

Heather Lennis Newman

Travis Scott Nielsen

Molly Lois Novasel

Nicholas Brooks Nuslein

Charles Reed Odlin

Yuliana Rodriguez Olivarez

Maria Teresa Olivas

Jorge Favio Orozco Jr.

Ashley E. Orr

Ivan Alonso Ortega

Jacob Austin Owens

Katelyn Pakes

Dimpal R. Patel

Justin Paul Patrouch

Earl Wallace Peck

Jenna Marie Peralta

Carlos Alberto Perez

Marni Elise Perschnick

Glenn Buck Pershing

Ashley Marie Pesci

Mariko Catherine Peshon

Kevin Douglas Peterson

Mc Kensie Pimley

Hannah Eireene Piol

Timothy Yukio Powers

Roxanna Prieto

Jonathan Pulido

Daniel James Rabbetts

Bhavik Kishore Rambhai

Alejandra Ramirez

Cindy Adriana Ramos

Yesenia Jocobo Rangel

Nolan Walter Regan

Darren Bradley Rennison

John Christopher Retta

Jennifer Lee Reynolds

Trevor Vaughn Rhone

Timm Ricken

Martin Eric Rider

Nicole Elizabeth Riegel

Allyson Lynne Ritchie

Adriana Cecilia Rizo

Cybil Fay Robinson

Arely Robles

Mark Christian Rodgers

Candy J.S. Rodriguez

Hector Javier Rodriguez

Zuleima Azucena Rodriguez

Gemma Anabel Romo

Karina Gabriela Rosales

Tyler Scott Rose

Thomas Johnathon Rothenberger

Courtney Ann Royce

Eduardo Juan Ruelas

Kristen Cassidy Rumack

Bettina Marie Russo

Edward Andrew Barnard Sait

Maria Carmen Salcedo

Paul Hiroyuki Sambu

Rene Sanchez

Enrique Correa Sandoval

Erick Correa Sandoval

Evan Edward Sarosik

Jessica Leigh Schroeder

Kelvin Kyle Seals

Charles Dorvin Segroves

Shannon Jeanne Seifert

Claire Therese Seney

Jarod Taylor Settles

Donavan A. Shafer

Michael Anthony Shott

Derek Peter Simon

Christopher Don Skelly

Andrew James Skhal

Elizabeth Adelia Sleight

Christopher Sean Smith

David Christopher Smith

Francisco Landa Solano

Cristina Maria Soresca

Sarah Jane Spencer

Jeremy Eric Steinhouse

John Tomas Stewart

Nicholas Allen Stewart

Katherine Ross Stirling

Brent Charles Struve

Andrew Allan Stuck

Daniel Jon Suarez

Joshua Shawn Swanick

Flor Veronica Tapia

Martin Luther Taylor

John Paul Terry

Tyler John Thomaselli

Eric Toan

Hugo Lizaola Torres

William Zachary Tribble

Dillon T. Truesdell

Natasha Rae Tschantre

Natalie Jean Turner

Joel Ryan Uppendahl

Maria Christina Valenzuela

Evereli Betsabet Vazquez

Christopher Javier Vizcaino

Christopher Michael Wallace

Shawn Curtis Warren

Wesley Robert Weisbrich

Marilyn Alline Wilcox

Ryan Willford

Jack Andrew Williams

Ronald Scott Williams

Ryan Wayne Wilson

Joseph David Winters

Sara Elizabeth Wiseman

Derek Adam Witters

Jared Timothy Wood

Justin Thomas Worrall

Michael Andrew Zapata


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