Middle school students celebrate next steps

Jacklyn Cambria cheers for her fellow classmates as they walk

Students, parents and staff all celebrated the promotion of
Gilroy Unified School District eighth grade students last week.
Students, parents and staff all celebrated the promotion of Gilroy Unified School District eighth grade students last week.

Here’s what they had to say about their experiences so far and their next steps:

South Valley Middle School

Allita Watkins, 13

“I’m sad because most of my friends are going to Christopher High School.”

To her classmates: “I love you and good luck in life.”

Reynaldo Lara, 14

“My friends are all splitting up as we go to high school so I’m going to miss them all.”

To his classmates: “I love you all and don’t forget me.”

Marcy Connal, teacher

“Good luck in high school.”

Brownell Middle School

Marcus Delgado, 14

“I like Mr. Feisthamel’s algebra class. I’m going to miss that class because it was fun.”

Sara Rowe, 13

“I’m really excited about high school. It’s probably going to be a thrill. I’m excited about learning French but I really don’t want to leave here because there are so many great people.”

Angela Wright, grandmother of Monnie Allotey

“I came all the way from Reno so I must be a proud grandma. (Monnie’s) the oldest. We’ve been very close from day one. She’s a wonderful girl.”

Solorsano Middle School

Paola Montoya Arevallos, 13

“I’m looking forward to having fun. Congratulations Class of 2010.”

Venessa Ramos, 15

“I’m going to miss my teachers. They were nice to us, especially Mr. Beardsley.”

Tom Brozene, music teacher

“This was a very good class. Good luck and keep going.”

Francisco Delgado, father of Isaiah Delgado

“I’m proud that he got this far and I know that he’s going to keep going.”

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