Fontana Unified School District
Fontana Unified Celebrates Accomplished Class of 2023 with Heartfelt Commencement Ceremonies
Fontana Unified School District provided the Class of 2023 with an emotional sendoff during a series of commencement ceremonies, held May 23 at the Ontario Convention Center and May 24-25 at the Toyota Arena, that featured passionate speeches, joyful cheers, proud renditions of alma maters, colorful streamer cannons and loud applause from loved ones. The Class of 2023 includes high-performing students who will further their education at institutions across the country – including Columbia University, Boston College, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Stanford University – as well as graduates enlisting in the armed forces and beginning their careers with support from the District’s robust career technical education training. This year’s graduating class also featured nearly 550 State Seal of Biliteracy recipients.
Class of 2023 Student-Athlete from Fontana Unified’s Summit High Receives Full Scholarship to College of Choice
Summit High School Class of 2023 graduate Sandy Thomas’ excellence in the classroom and on the court has earned him recognition from the Jordan Brand Wings Scholars Program, which awarded him a full-ride scholarship to further his education at his college of choice. Thomas – a committed student athlete who has competed at the varsity level in both basketball and swim – was awarded the scholarship in front of family, friends, coaches and school staff during a ceremony earlier this spring. Though he was also awarded a full-ride scholarship to UC Santa Cruz, Thomas has decided to attend Cal Baptist University, supported by the Jordan Brand Wings scholarship.
Fontana Unified’s Kaiser High School Boasts 9 UC Berkeley-Bound Students, Touts College Readiness Programs
Nine Henry J. Kaiser High School Class of 2023 graduates will attend UC Berkeley in the fall, an achievement supported by their involvement in the school's numerous college readiness programs and resources. Daisy Alatorre-Cervantes plans to double major in business administration and management, technology, and entrepreneurship, with a minor in legal studies; Melvin Damper will major in media studies with a tentative career path in law; David Valenzuela will major in aerospace engineering; Frida Monreal will pursue public health; Fernando Martinez will study applied mathematics and computer science; Brianna Valadez will major in molecular and cellular biology to become a pediatric surgeon; Adrian Garcia will pursue political science with a focus on public policy; Jasmine Landeros will study music in pursuit of her goal of becoming a concert violinist; and Emily Lara will major in literature with the hopes of becoming a university professor. All nine students are part of Kaisers Advanced Placement program, and three are also part of the college-prep AVID program.