• Class of 2023

  • Graduate Profiles

Class of 2023

    • Multilingual students in PUSD's Dual Language Immersion Program, which began in 2009-2010
    • Seal of Biliteracy 
    • California State Federation Seal Bearers
    • Posse Foundation Scholars
    • National Honor Society
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates
    • AP Scholars

Graduate Profile

  • 管家婆三期必开一期Graduates reflect the district’s vision and mission which emphasizes:
    • 21st Century Skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity/ innovation)
    • College and Career Readiness
    • Global citizenship, cultural competency, and other attributes for graduates to lead healthy lives
    What it Takes to Graduate from PUSD
    • Academic Credits 
    • Service hours in internships, workplace experience, or volunteering in the community
    • Completion of a senior portfolio defense presentation

MEET OUR GRADUATES CLASS OF 2023

  • Portrait of Lucine Ekizian, Salutatorian, Blair High School

    Lucine Ekizian, Salutatorian, Blair High School

    Lucine Ekizian is a writer and award-winning poet who attended the Armenian Academy at Blair High School. She is a candidate for the Diploma from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. Lucine will attend UCLA in the fall and plans to major in ...

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  • Portrait of Katlyn Ong, Valedictorian, Blair High School

    Katlyn Ong, Valedictorian, Blair High School

    Katlyn Ong is headed to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, where she will enter the accelerated pre-dental program in which students complete undergraduate and dentistry school in six years instead of the normal eight.

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  • Portrait of Roman Sailes of CIS Academy

    Roman Sailes, Center for Independent Studies Academy (CIS)

    Roman Sailes will head to Cal Poly Pomona to study Computer Science after graduating from CIS Academy next month. Roman made the Principal's Honor Roll in his freshman and sophomore years, won the National Black Scholar Award in junior year, and earned the Academic Excellence Award in senior year. This outstanding student has also been a part of the Bright Future Scholars program since 7th grade.

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  • Portrait of Salutatorian, William Simpson, Center for Independent Study

    William Simpson, Salutatorian, Center for Independent Study

    Three years ago, William Simpson founded his own non-profit organization. He is an exemplary student and has already earned several college credits through dual enrollment at Pasadena City College (PCC). William plans to major in economics at ...

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  • Portrait of Duncan Addicott, Salutatorian, John Muir High School Early College Magnet

    Duncan Addicott, Salutatorian, John Muir High School Early College Magnet

    As salutatorian and a member of Muir’s marching band, percussionist Duncan Addicott is upbeat about his future. Duncan will head to Sonoma State University (SSU) as the recipient of the SSU President’s Scholarship.

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  • Portrait of Valedictorian Celeste Sharp

    Celeste Sharp, Valedictorian, John Muir High School Early College Magnet

    Celeste Sharp loves the water and the earth, and plans to take an in-depth look at both as an agroecology major at the University of California at Santa Cruz, this fall. Celeste gained experience working at the Muir farm and, in college, hopes to learn more about small-scale sustainable farming, an interest that may have grown out of her mother’s love of gardening. An outstanding student-athlete who has “always loved science,” Celeste has already completed ...

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  • Christina Leyva, John Muir High School Early College Magnet

    Christina Leyva, John Muir High School Early College Magnet

    A senior in the Arts, Entertainment, and Media Pathway Academy at John Muir High School Early College Magnet, Christina Leyva spoke eloquently at the annual State of Schools event on May 18. Christina is a 2023 Posse Scholar, selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from the Posse Los Angeles Foundation. She was also one of eight students in the State of California to earn the Linked Learning Alliance Student of the Year Scholarship.

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  • Portrait of Maia Rosenbaum, Valedictorian, Marshall Fundamental

    Maia Rosenbaum, Valedictorian, Marshall Fundamental

    Marshall Fundamental Valedictorian Maia Rosenbaum has covered a lot of territory during her years at PUSD, first at Norma Coombs Elementary and then as a Marshall Eagle.

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  • Portrait of?Natalia Vargas, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School

    Natalia Vargas, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School

    Natalia Vargas has a vibrant future to look forward to as an art major at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A first-generation college student, Natalia is one of 1,000 students to earn the Bruin Success Scholarship, a $10,000 award distributed at $2,500 per year. She joined the Marshall Eagle family in 6th grade following her promotion from Norma Coombs Elementary. As an Eagle, Natalia soared both in ...

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  • Portrait of  Justin Hong, Salutatorian, Pasadena High School

    Justin Hong, Salutatorian, Pasadena High School

    PHS Salutatorian Justin Hong has already learned a significant amount of college-level math, speaks Mandarin at home, has a sky-high GPA, and has been on the varsity swim team since freshman year. Yet, the extremely bright, well-rounded student-athlete modestly admits that did not think he would be accepted at the ...

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  • Noah Kronsburg, Pasadena High School

    Noah Kronsburg, Pasadena High School

    Noah Kronsburg is headed to an Ivy League university and says Pasadena High School helped him get there. Noah received a merit scholarship to study sociology at Columbia University and he is hoping to earn two bachelor’s degrees simultaneously through Columbia’s Joint Program with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS).

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  • Portrait of Anton Perez, Valedictorian, Pasadena High School

    Anton Perez, Valedictorian, Pasadena High School

    PHS Valedictorian Anton Perez would someday like to join the world of academia (our favorite profession) by teaching, conducting research, and eventually obtaining his Ph.D. Although he does not have to declare a major until sophomore year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

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  • Portrait of Jorhozz “Aster” Silverio, Valedictorian, Rose City High School

    Jorhozz “Aster” Silverio, Valedictorian, Rose City High School

    Rose City High School’s mascot is a phoenix rising out of ashes, and Valedictorian Aster Silverio says it’s especially apt “because the school was the setting of the arc of my redemption.” After struggling during the pandemic, Aster felt supported at Rose City High School because it had options that fit the way she learns. She made up course credits quickly, was active in ...

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2023 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

The Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2023

  • The graduation ceremonies recording links can be found below: