El Dorado High School (EDHS) held its commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, in Bradford Stadium. The Golden Hawk Class of 2021 included 449 graduating seniors; 86% of which have committed to attend a two or four-year college or university following graduation. Impressively, the EDHS Class of 2021 earned over $4.6 million dollars in college scholarships and grants.
The ceremony included honored guests such as Board of Education Vice President, Carrie Buck, Clerk, Marilyn Anderson, Trustee, Shawn Youngblood, as well as the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jim Elsasser, Assistant Superintendents, Dr. Linda Adamson and Rick Lopez, Executive Director, Dr. Cary Johnson, Directors Dinah Felix and Paul Juarez, and Principal, Joey Davis.
Graduating students Chloe Jones, Samantha Kliss, and Braeden Bethencourt both addressed their fellow peers and the crowded stadium with words of reflection, wisdom, and inspiration revolving around their time as Golden Hawks.
Upon receiving their diplomas, the Golden Hawks tossed their caps in the air to soar, signifying the end of their time in PYLUSD. Congratulations, Golden Hawks!
To view El Dorado’s ceremony, visit the district’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/c9lwsIHLlGA.