Folsom Lake High School’s graduation took place Tuesday, May 26 at the Folsom Community Center. Twenty three graduates took the stage to receive their diplomas.
Tiffany Allende, Anthony Ebersole and Madeline Rufenacht received graduation medals for earning more than the required 35 credits per semester, and achieving better than 85 percent attendance. Madeline spoke at the graduation ceremony, along with City of Folsom Mayor Andy Morin and Folsom High graduate Delana Reevef.
Delana shared how after spending a year at Folsom Lake High School, she was able to return to Folsom High School to take on leadership positions on campus and graduate this year. She said she couldn’t have done it without the support of Folsom Lake High School.
“We had a lot of our firsts together as a class,” said Principal Leane Linson, referencing the school’s first basketball and volleyball courts, school boutique, game room, greenhouse, bowling trip and roadrunner mural. “Why do you think that is? The answer is simple. Our teachers and community believe in you, support you and celebrate you.”
Community partnerships with Powerhouse Ministry, Folsom Hope and other community churches provided a free senior grad night for the students. A rented limo bus took the students to a catered dinner, paintballing, extreme surfing and go-cart racing after the ceremony.