Whittell grads begin next chapter
Forty students graduated from Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove on June 4 in front of an audience of about 700 people.
Keynote speakers were science teacher Brian Rippet and football coach David Atherton. Student speakers included Nick Warner, student body president; Adam Kingman, senior class president; Sam Harris, valedictorian; and Gabriela Tracy and Lauren Andrew, co-salutatorians.
The graduates collectively earned more than $860,000 in scholarships to date. Four students were awarded Raymond H. Berner Memorial Scholarships. Graduates have plans to attend four-year universities, two-year colleges, vocational schools or have enlisted in the military.
The ceremony was held inside due to the weather, with a reception in the campus commons following the ceremony.
Over the weekend, students celebrated graduation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.