Hundreds of graduates, along with their principal, bid farewell Thursday to four years at Glendale Unified High School.
More than 600 graduates dressed in red and black caps and gowns took center stage at Moyse Stadium as they prepared to move on to the next steps of their lives. Also preparing for change is Principal Deb Rinder, who is moving on to a district-level position next school year.
Reminding them of their great potential and endless possibilities, Salutatorian Vahe Avagyan asked his fellow classmates, “What do you want to achieve?”
Among Glendale High’s 2012 graduates were students who planned to attend West Point, UC Berkeley or local community colleges and universities. Graduate Mickey Mowry is an all-American swimmer, one of 100 top swimmers nationwide.
The ceremony was bittersweet for Rinder, who said she was moving on to a new position at the Glendale Unified School District’s headquarters.