El Camino Valedictorians Looking Ahead

Graduation ceremony is today.

By Victor Calderon

El Camino High School seniors will hold their commencement ceremony this evening at the Carmichael-area school's Abbott Field. Carmichael Patch asked El Camino's five valedictorians about their memories and future plans.


College: Attending the University of Pennsylvania, undeclared but considering English, psychology, theater or film.

Involvement at EC: Entertainment editor for The Eagle Eye student newspaper, president of California Scholarship Federation on campus, vice president of Young Conservatives Club, at .

What I like about EC: "I'm incredibly grateful about the teachers I've had. I would have never had a taste of the community as a whole without them."


College: University of Chicago, majoring in neuroscience and English.

Involvement at EC: President of Culture Club, vice president of Science Olympiad Club, opinion editor for Eagle Eye student paper, volunteer at Discovery Museum

What I like about EC: "Eating lunch with my friends. I've kept a solid friend base throughout high school. It's been fun."


College: University of California, Davis; majoring in genetics.

Involvement at EC: , CSF, National Honor Society, Gay Straight Alliance

What I like about EC: "I remember editing my junior research project and having late nights."


College: Cornell University, majoring in biological and biomedical engineering

Involvement at EC: CSF, NHS, soccer, president of the Photo Club, secretary of the Key Club, ILEAD program mentoring freshmen.

What I like about EC: "I like the teachers because we have awesome teachers who want to prepare us well."


College: Brigham Young University, then will serve two-year mission with the Mormon church, studying actuary sciences.

Involvement at EC: CSF, NHS, swim team, , Eagle Scout, played piano and organ, early morning Scripture study.

What I like about EC: "We've been really fortunate with the teachers here. They allow us to learn the material well and help us to be better people... Having taken AP and honors classes, I'm very grateful to have been with other bright minds at school."


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