El Dorado High School held its 50th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, in Bradford Stadium. The Golden Hawk Class of 2018 included 452 graduating seniors, 84% of which have committed to attend a two or four year college or university following graduation.
Impressively, the EDHS Class of 2018 earned $5.5 million dollars in college scholarships and grants, donated over 38,000 hours of service back to their community, and included 35 Digital Media Arts Academy (DMAA) graduates. In addition, 10 graduates will join the military and 19 graduates will continue their athletic careers in college.
The ceremony included honored guests such as Board of Education President, Carol Downey, Vice President, Carrie Buck, Trustee, Karin Freeman, as well as the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, David Giordano, and Principal Joey Davis.
Graduating students Maria Neis, Ryan Sewel, and Courtney Trigg all addressed their fellow peers and the crowded stadium with words of reflection, wisdom, and inspiration.
Upon receiving their diplomas, the Golden Hawks tossed their caps in the air to soar, signifying the end of their time in K-12 education.
Congratulations, Golden Hawk graduates!
To see the El Dorado High School 2018 Graduation photo album, please visit the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pylusd or click here. To see photos courtesy of the Orange County Register, follow the link below or click here.