For the nearly 700 members of the Glendale High School Class of 2011, Thursday night marked the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.
“Graduates, you have done so well, yet you have so much more to achieve,” Principal Deb Rinder, a fellow Glendale High graduate, said to the hundreds of graduates and their families gathered at Moyse Field for the commencement ceremony.
Rinder lauded the accomplishments of the graduating class, which included 41 students with grade-point averages of 4.0 and higher with plans to attend schools ranging from UCLA and Boston University to Juilliard and the French Culinary Institute.
Regardless of their plans, salutatorian Ji Su Yoo encouraged her classmates to attack their goals with veracity.
“It doesn’t matter where you came from, or what college you’re going to, or what college you’re not going to,” she said. “What matters is that you seize the opportunities that come to you.”