Class of 2013 to graduate from reunited Fremont High

For the first time in eight years, Fremont High School will have one graduation as a whole school.

Today about 150 seniors will walk the stage at 3 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple instead of having three graduations at three different times when Fremont was divided up into Media Academy High School, Mandela High School and College Preparatory & Architecture Academy High School.

“I feel that Fremont is one step closer to unity,” said senior Juan Aguilar.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Eric Willis, who works as a liaison between the community and Roots International Middle School.

Media Academy senior M’kala Payton will sing the national anthem.

Payton has been working with a choir instructor to prepare her for her performance at the graduation ceremony.
Even though the school is now united, each academy will still have its own salutatorian and valedictorian. Media Academy’s valedictorian is Arnice St. Remy, while its salutatorian is Dejanay Wayne.

“I am really happy that I am the valedictorian because I have worked so hard these four years and now it’s finally paying off,” St. Remy said.

She plans on attending University of California, Davis.

Wayne, who will attend University of California, San Diego, was similarly joyful about her honor.

“I feel that all my hard work has paid off. It has been a roller coaster trying to balance sports, senior committee, class treasurer,mentoring and a social life. But I am glad I worked through it,” said Wayne.
Mandela Academy valedictorian is Candy Calmo Matias and the salutatorian is Nicholas Ross.

Architecture Academy has not finalized the names of its valedictorian and salutatorian at press time.

Much of the ceremony had not been decided, or disclosed to the students on Friday morning. Nevertheless, Fremont seniors said they were excited for the culmination of their high school careers

Fremont seniors said they were excited for the culmination of their high school careers.

“I’m excited, but stressed and I feel like when I graduate it’s going to be a stress reliever,” said Mandela senior Maile Fauaho.

Architecture Academy senior Keyundre Nelson said his favorite part about his senior year was prom.
“I really liked the dancing and being with friends,” said Nelson.

mentoring and a social life. But I am glad I worked through it,” said Wayne.
Mandela Academy valedictorian is Candy Calmo Matias and the salutatorian is Nicholas Ross.
Architecture Academy has not finalized the names of its valedictorian and salutatorian at press time.
Much of the ceremony had not been decided, or disclosed to the students.
Fremont seniors said they were excited for the culmination of their high school careers.
“I’m excited, but stressed and I feel like when I graduate it’s going to be a stress reliever,” said Mandela senior Maile Fauaho.
Architecture Academy senior Keyundre Nelson said his favorite part about his senior year was prom.
“I really liked the dancing and being with friends,” said Nelson.