Commencement to acclaim class of 2012, May 24
The 31st commencement of campus graduation ceremonies will be held in the Peoples Church sanctuary to praise the class of 2012, beginning at 7 p.m., May 24.
To conclude their four years in high school, -- for some, 13 years in a single school -- the 31st commencement will honor the class of 2012 in the Peoples Church sanctuary at 7 p.m., May 24.
The 53 seniors that graduate will be parting separate ways across the country to colleges like Biola University, California Baptist University, Gordon College and many more. The night will mark the end of the seniors' high school journey, which consists of several guest speakers, including Larry Powell, the Superintendent of Fresno Country Schools and speeches given by the top students.
Senior Braham Randhawa looks forward to graduating and reflects on his final year at FC.
"I am just excited to leave," Randhawa said. "Coming to FC has been a blessing. I learned a lot about friendship this year. Everyone was warm and accepting, and the teachers were great."
Randhawa agreed that the experience is somewhat nostalgic because of the relationships that were established and memories made.
"I would say it is a very, very bitter sweet, somewhat nervous, feeling about graduation," Randhawa said. "I am going to miss all the great friends I made, everyone was so great, and the memories are priceless."
"I am excited to start the next chapter in my life. In high school you are under your parents covering, so I am just excited to really start living life. I am kind of nervous about college, to be honest, its extremely exciting but at the same time I am a little hesitant." --Celeste Camacho, '12
Senior Celeste Camacho will be attending Fresno Pacific University in the fall. She explains her eagerness as graduation approaches.
"I am excited to start the next chapter in my life. In high school you are under your parents covering, so I am just excited to really start living life," Camacho said. "I am kind of nervous about college, to be honest, its extremely exciting but at the same time I am a little hesitant."
FC is a small school compared to most colleges, so depending on the student's choice, a transition into a large school may create a wide variety of people, she said.
"I am so excited about going to school next year and meeting new people; it will be so interesting to meet and talk to so many different people," Camacho said. "FC is so small its like a family, so college will be really cool."
The four years spent in high school aimed to help develop the students into adults. Now, most of them take the lessons they learned at FC to college with them.
"I would say I learned not to stress in high school," Camacho said. "I learned you have to prioritize and be balanced and that you should get out there and do everything. You have to push yourself and do your best, and God will get you where you want to go."