Class of 2017

Class of 2017
  • Graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD)  Class of 2017 have been accepted to public and private colleges and universitiesacross the country, including Stanford, Yale, Duke, and UC Berkeley.  They will attend college, enroll in postsecondary institutions, enter the armed forces and the workforce.

    PUSD’s graduating class of 2017 was awarded a combined total of more than $8 million in scholarships and grants.

    171 graduates earned California’s Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English.

Blair School

  • Blair High School 2017 Graduates:Blair Class of 2017

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate candidates
    • National Honor Society members
    • 100 graduates of the Class of 2017
    • $485,500 in scholarships and grants.
    • Will attend college, enroll in post-secondary institutions, enter the armed forces and the workforce.

    Samantha Abigail Cruz, Valedictorian: International Baccalaureate Certificate candidate, took dual-enrollment classes, participated in College Access Plan, PCC Talent Search, library volunteer and chess club member. College: California State University Los Angeles Honors College. Career: STEM-related

    Julio Sagastume, Salutatorian International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, National Honor Society, Upward Bound. College: UCLA    Career goal: Physician

    Kaylie Koneazny, International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, National Honor Society, Golden State Merit Diploma. College: USC  Major: Urban Studies & Planning

    Blair 2017 College Acceptances

    California State University, Humboldt
    California State University, Los Angeles
    California State University, Monterey Bay
    California State University, Northridge
    California State University, San Francisco
    California State University, San Luis Obispo
    CBD College
    Concordia University at Irvine
    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
    Hampton University
    Howard University
    Life Pacific College
    Norfolk State College
    Pasadena City College
    San Diego Christian College
    University of British Columbia at Vancouver
    University of California Santa Cruz
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Merced
    University of California, Riverside
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of LaVerne
    University of Southern California

     

Marshall Fundamental

  • Marshall Graduate Marshall Fundamental Secondary School 2017 Graduates:

    • National Merit Scholar
    • National Honor Society Members
    • California Scholarship Federation
    • 134 Advanced Placement courses completed
    • Completed 3,281 of community service hours
    • 247 graduates
    • $520,000  in scholarships and grants.
    • Graduates will attend college, enroll in post-secondary institutions, enter the armed forces and the workforce.

    Valedictorians:

    • Matthew Arnst, GPA 4.0, Varsity Baseball-Captain, National Honor Society, Business Club – Vice President, Math Team. College: UC Berkeley Career Goal: Investment Banking, Consulting
    • Michael Astourian, GPA 4.0 National Honor Society, ASB – Sale Commissioner, Armenian Club – Activities Coordinator, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Varsity Tennis. College: UC Berkeley Career Goal: Doctor
    • Christine Atamian, GPA 4.0 National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis – Captain, Armenian Club – Secretary, Pasadena Public Library Volunteer. College: UCLA Career Goal: Math/Science
    • Sophie Bronkar, GPA 4.0 National Honor Society, Christian Club – Vice President, Chamber Orchestra – Viola Section Leader, JV & Varsity Girls Tennis. College: UCLA Career Goal: Actuary
    • Benjamin Burnette, GPA 4.0 Swim Team, Founded Mock Trial Club, Coached a special needs swim team, Worked at law firm.  College: Duke University Career Goal: Exploring possibilities in math or economics
    • Rachael Dewey, GPA 4.0, National Honor Society, Key Club, Asian Club, Cross Country. College: UC Berkeley Career Goal: Creative Director
    • Krishnan Nayar, GPA 4.0 National Honor Society, Orchestra, Marching Band, Tennis, Asian Club  College: UC Berkeley, Career Goal: Possibly doctor
    • Zepyoor Ohanian, GPA 4.0 National Honor Society, Armenian Club President, Asian Club, Volleyball, Tennis Team Manager.  College: UCLA   Career Goal: Researcher at JPL
      Declan Sanders, GPA 4.0 National Honor Society, Business Club, JV and Varsity Soccer, Prom Committee.  College: UCLA Career Goal: something in the field of science
    • Christian Tran, age 17 GPA 4.0 National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, Chamber Orchestra, Science Bowl Varsity Tennis. College: Pennsylvania State University  Career Goal: Medicine

    GPAs are non-weighted.

    College Acceptances

    Arizona State University
    Azusa Pacific University
    Biola University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Boulder University-Colorado
    California Lutheran University
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
    California State University, Bakersfield
    California State University, Channel Islands
    California State University, Chico
    California State University, Dominguez Hills
    California State University, East Bay
    California State University, Fresno
    California State University, Fullerton
    California State University, Long Beach
    California State University, Los Angeles
    California State University, Monterey Bay
    California State University, Northridge
    California State University, San Bernardino
    California State University, San Marcos
    California State University, San Francisco
    California State University, Sonoma
    Chapman University
    Colombia College-Chicago
    Colorado State University
    Duke University
    Emerson College
    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
    Fordham University
    Grand Canyon University
    Gustavus Adolphus College
    Hawaii Pacific University
    Humboldt State University
    John Paul the Great Catholic University
    Johnson & Wales University
    Loyola Marymount University
    Miami University
    Michigan State University
    Mount St. Mary’s University
    Olivet Nazarene University
    Oregon State University
    Pasadena City College
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pepperdine University
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    Regis University
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    San Jose State University
    Santa Clara University
    St. John's University
    Suffolk University
    United States Navy
    University of Arizona
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Merced
    University of California, Riverside
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of La Verne
    University of New Haven
    University of New Mexico
    University of Oregon
    University of San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    Wagner College
    Washington State University
    Wesleyan University
    Western Oregon University
    Whitworth University

     

John Muir High School

  • John Muir High School 2017 Graduates:

    • Muir Graduates National Honor Society
    • California Scholarship Federation 
    • 174 Graduates
    • $1,195, 250 in scholarships and grants

    Valedictorian:  Roxana Gallegos, 4.2 GPA.  California Scholastic Federation, National Honor Society, Seal of Biliteracy, PUENTE, softball, Tournament of Roses Student Ambassador, Engineering & Environmental Sciences Academy.  College: UCLA  Career Goal: Forestry & Natural Resources

    Salutatorian: Leandrew Gallegos.  College: UC Berkeley  Major: Forestry & Natural Resources

    College Acceptances:
    California State University, Channel Islands
    California State University, Fullerton
    California State University, Long Beach
    California State University, Los Angeles
    California State University, Northridge
    California State University, San Jose
    California State University, Humboldt
    Citrus College
    Dixie State University
    Glendale Community College
    Howard University
    La Sierra University
    University of La Verne
    Los Angeles Trade - Technical College
    Miles College
    Military
    Missouri Valley College
    Mt. San Antonio College
    PALs
    Pasadena City College
    Prairie View A&M
    San Bernardino Valley College
    Santa Barbara Community College
    Shaw University
    Tuskegee University
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Merced
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    University Technical Institute

Pasadena High School

  • Pasadena High School 2017 Graduates:PHS Graduation

    • 435 Graduates
    • $7 million in scholarships and grants

     

    Valedictorian:  Jonah Molina-Karpinski, age 17. GPA 4.3, California Scholarship Federation, Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, Sierra Madre Rose Parade volunteer.  Hofstra University, major: engineering

    Valedictorian: Oliver Rodas, age 17. GPA 4.3, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, Seal of Biliteracy.  Duke University

    Lorenzo Cervantes, GPA: 4.35 Stanford University, majoring in political science and economics. California Scholarship Federation (with honors), National Honor Society, Seal of Biliteracy. Senior Class President, water polo team, swim team, City of Pasadena Youth Ambassador, Upward Bound, PUENTE, Day One

    Colleges Acceptances

    Academy of Art University
    Academy Pacific Business and Travel College
    Adams State University
    Adelphi University
    Alabama State University
    American Academy of the Dramatic Arts
    American River College
    American Sports University
    American University in London
    Arizona State University
    The University of Arizona
    Art Center College of Design
    The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco
    The Art Institute of California - Hollywood
    The Art Institute of Colorado
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    Azusa Pacific University
    Baker College of Owosso
    Barcelona Business School
    Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Barnard College
    Bennington College
    Berkeley City College
    Biola University
    Boise State University
    Brandeis University
    Brigham Young University
    Broward College
    Brown University
    Brunel University London
    California College San Diego
    California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
    California Institute of Technology
    California Lutheran University
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    California State University, Bakersfield
    California State University, Channel Islands
    California State University, Chico
    California State University, Dominguez Hills
    California State University, East Bay
    California State University, Fresno
    California State University, Fullerton
    California State University, Humboldt
    California State University, Long Beach
    California State University, Los Angeles
    California State University, Northridge
    California State University, San Bernardino
    California State University, San Diego
    California State University, San Francisco
    California State University, San Jose
    California State University, Sonoma
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Riverside
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Central Florida
    Central Oregon Community College
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
    Champlain College
    Citrus College
    City College of San Francisco
    Clackamas Community College
    Claremont McKenna College
    Clark Atlanta University
    Clark University
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Colorado College
    Colorado Mesa University
    Colorado School of Mines
    Colorado State University Pueblo
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Cornish College of the Arts
    Dixie State University
    Don Bosco Technical Institute
    Dordt College
    Duke University
    East Los Angeles College
    East San Gabriel Valley ROP
    Eastern Washington University
    Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    Everest College - Portland
    The Evergreen State College
    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Irvine
    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego
    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco
    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
    Fisher College
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Florida State University
    Fort Lewis College
    University of the Fraser Valley
    Full Sail University
    Georgia Southern University
    Glendale Community College
    Grand Canyon University
    Grinnell College
    University of Guelph
    Harvard University
    Harvey Mudd College
    University of Hawaii at Hilo
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Heritage College
    Hofstra University
    Hope International University
    Howard College
    Howard University
    Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
    Idaho State University
    Iowa State University
    Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
    University of Kansas
    Kean University
    La Sierra University
    University of La Verne
    Laguna College of Art and Design
    Lawrence Technological University
    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Hollywood
    Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Pasadena
    Long Beach City College
    Louisiana State University
    Loyola Marymount University
    Loyola University New Orleans
    Marylhurst University
    Marymount California University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of Massachusetts, Boston
    University of Miami
    Michigan State University
    Michigan Technological University
    University of Michigan
    Mills College
    MiraCosta College
    Missoula College at University of Montana
    The University of Montana, Western
    Mt. San Antonio College
    MTI College of Business and Technology
    Musicians Institute
    University of Nevada, Reno
    New York Academy of Art
    New York Film Academy
    New York Institute of Technology
    New York Medical College
    New York University
    Northern Arizona University
    Notre Dame de Namur University
    Occidental College
    Okanagan University College
    Oklahoma State University
    Oregon Coast Community College
    Oregon College of Art & Craft
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Oregon State University
    Oregon State University, Cascades
    University of Oregon
    Otis College of Art and Design
    Pacific University
    Pasadena City College
    Patten University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Pennsylvania State University - World Campus
    Pepperdine University
    Pierce College
    Pitzer College
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    Pomona College
    Portland Community College
    Prescott College
    Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus
    Queens College of the CUNY
    University of Redlands
    Rice University
    University of Richmond
    University of Rochester
    Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
    Rogue Community College
    Saint Katherine College
    Saint Louis University
    University of San Diego
    San Francisco Art Institute
    San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    University of San Francisco
    Santa Barbara City College
    Santa Fe University of Art and Design
    Scripps College
    Seattle University
    Seton Hall University
    Skyline College
    University of South Florida, Tampa
    University of Southern California
    Spelman College
    St. Petersburg College
    Stanford University
    State University of New York at New Paltz
    College of Staten Island - CUNY
    Syracuse University
    The University of Tampa
    Tennessee State University
    The University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio
    The New School - All Divisions
    The Ohio State University
    The Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre
    Treasure Valley Community College
    Tulane University
    Umpqua Community College
    Universiteit Utrecht
    Universiteit van Amsterdam
    University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
    University of Utah
    Valencia College
    University of Virginia
    Warner University
    Washington State University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Washington
    The University of West Georgia
    West Virginia University
    Westmont College
    Wheaton College IL
    Whittier College
    Williams College
    Woodbury University
    Yale University
    Yuba College

Rose City High School

  • Rose City High School 2017 Graduates:Rose City

    • 67 graduates
    • 85% of graduates will attend colleges and universities
    • 10% are entering the armed forces
    • $11,000 in scholarships and grants


    College Acceptances

    Citrus College
    California State University Bakersfield
    California State University, Northridge
    Glendale City College
    Los Angeles Trade Technical College


    Valedictorian: Daysharay Solomon, CSU Bakerfsield

    Alejandro Guerrero, CSU Northridge

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