Vista del Lago High School’s graduation ceremony took place Friday, May 29. A total of 332 seniors graduated in the class of 2015,
Vista’s class of 2015 included 11 valedictorians: Kaila Cabebe, Lucie Chevreuil, Ally Gao, Jessica Gianopulos, Marc Girard, Sandeep Gurram, Gunnar Mattson, Lauren Mentzer, David Raymond, Weirui Xiao and Mia Yanez. Many other students graduated with honors and distinctions such as membership in the California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society.
Teacher Janice Johnson shared some stories of what made the class of 2015 special.
“They had an amazing Mista Vista, with Jesse Cassani being crowned Mr. Vista and Alex King awarded Mr. Congeniality,” she said. “When the seniors were still babies (freshmen), they were the first football team at Vista to go undefeated.”
According to Johnson, this class is also the last graduating class that will remember the “student protest” from 2012 from a canceled rally.
“They collectively embraced everyone on campus for a kind and compassionate culture,” she said of the graduating class of 2015. “Their failed ‘senior prank’ of sleeping in the quad with tents shows just how kind their spirits truly are.”