Some of the students who earned diplomas from Mountain House High on Friday left high school having already earned a college degree.

The 287 members of the Mustangs’ class of 2019 celebrated commencement in the stadium Friday evening. Parents and friends surrounded them on the field and in the bleachers to celebrate their achievements.

According to Principal Ben Fobèrt, some of the students got a college degree the night before through a collaboration involving Lammersville Unified School District, Mountain House High and San Joaquin Delta College.

“This class has the first Mountain House High School Early College Cohort graduates,” Fobèrt told the crowd. “Each student started taking college courses during their freshman year and walked the stage last night at Delta College’s graduation ceremony, each earning one or more associate’s degrees before they graduated high school.”

Dr. Jessie Garza-Roderick, founding dean of Delta’s south campus in Mountain House, helped start the Early College Cohort with LUSD Superintendent Dr. Kirk Nicholas. Those students now get to save time and money toward a bachelor’s degree if they decide to continue their education at a four-year university.

Student speaker Ravnoor Sahota said the commencement was bittersweet for her and her classmates.

“It marks the end of one chapter but the beginning of a whole new one,” Sahota said.

She then talked about the school’s recent achievement of being recognized by the state Department of Education as one of 162 schools that achieved exceptional student performance two years in a row.

“We are leaving a legacy of Mountain House High School being a California Distinguished School,” she said to cheers.

Mountain House High earned its first title in the first year it applied, less than five years after its doors opened in the fall of 2014.


Mountain House High School class of 2019

Venkata Subrahmanya Pavan Karthik Akella

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Darren Albright

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Christian Alfonso

Mohaned Ali

Christian Alolong

Zaine Alvelais

Sarah Amir

  • Academic Award-Social Studies. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Michelle Amundson

  • Academic Award-Math. Academic Award-World Language. Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. World Language/Business Pathway. Honors.

Gabriel Andro

David Arrazate

Ronald Aspiras

Ma. Isabelle Dorothy Asuncion

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Honors.

Sarvjot Aulakh

  • Computer Science PLTW Medallion. Honors.

KamylleBene’t Austin

Gurkiran Bains

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Devin Baisa

Ralph Nicholas Baluyot

Clarisse Jane Banci

  • Community Service Award-200 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. High Honors.

Neale-Andre Baria

  • Academic Award-Performing Arts (Music). Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Aristotle Basa

Jonathan Behling

Reyna Bei

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Angelo Bejarano

Carlos Benton

Franklin Bettencourt

Isaiah Blas

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Jacob Bly

Cristian Bonilla

Sahib Brar

Mehki Bryant

Abigail Anne Buena

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. Honors.

Stephanie Buenrostro

Jocelyn Bulcao

Eddy Isabel Burgos Lara

Kristine Bustos

  • Honors.

Quincy Butler

Karina Cabrera

Devin-Gabriel Camarillo

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Joseph Capra

  • WAC Scholar Athlete. Honors.

Dallas Carpenter

Cristian Casillas

Andy Castellano Anzora

Atzin Castellanos

  • Academic Award-Digital Art.

Fatima Castro

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Joyjit Chatterjee

  • Honors.

Andreana Chavez

Hussain Chharawalla

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. AP PLTW Recognition Biomed. Community Service Award-300 hours. Early College Medal. President’s Award for Educational Excellence. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Sriya Chilukuri

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Taylor Chin

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Community Service Award-200 hours. Early College Medal. High Honors. Mustang Spirit Award: 4 C’s. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Danielle Chiv

Irine Chong

  • Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Maarib Choudri

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Cathryn Clark

Fiona Clarke

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Early College Medal. High Honors. WAC Scholar Athlete. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Trevor Clarke

  • President's Award for Educational Achievement. High Honors.

Troy Clegg

Megan Collins

  • Community Service Award-300 hours. President's Award for Educational Achievement. High Honors.

Luke Conley

  • Academic Award-Photography. Early College Medal. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Keiann Coyoca

  • Honors.

Angela Crisostomo

  • Early College Medal. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Nashrah Dabhoiwala

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. World Language/Business Pathway. Early College Medal. Delta College associate degree recipient. Seal of Biliteracy. Honors.

Sumena Dahal

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. AP PLTW Recognition Biomed. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Pea Paulla Therese Dannug

Simran Dawett

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Jedrick De Jesus-Johnson

Alexander de la Cruz

Matthew Dean

Michelle Dean

Tiffany Deng

  • Computer Science PLTW/Network Engineering Pathway and Medallion. Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Sukhreet Deol

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. Community Service Award-200 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Layla Dhaoui

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Yuvraj Dhillon

  • Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Lindsey Diaz

Sinaobi Dim

  • Honors.

Maria Guadalupe Dominguez

Angelina D’Souza

Travis Duong

Ankurit Dutt

Elias Escobar

  • WAC Scholar Athlete. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Elijah Evans

Aidan Farron-Brown

Anahita Fathali

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. AP PLTW Recognition Biomed. Early College Medal. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient. WAC Scholar Athlete.

Paula Brianne Fernandez

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Katherine Flanagan

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Meilani Fobert

  • American Citizenship Award. Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. President's Award for Educational Achievement. High Honors. WAC Scholar Athlete.

Lauryn Freeborn

Darrell Freeman

Cory Froboese

  • Academic Award-Video Production.

Alexis May Garcia

Andrea Gayle Garcia

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. WAC Scholar Athlete. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Joshua Geronimo

  • World Language/Business Pathway. President’s Award for Educational Achievement.

Donia Ghaith

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Community Service Award-300 hours. Honors.

John Gibbard

  • Engineering PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Rayleigh Gibbard

Martin Gil

  • Academic Award-English. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Karnpreet Gill

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Medallion. Early College Medal. Delta College associate degree recipient. Honors.

Elena Gillam

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy.

Ajay Gobbur

Madhavkarthik Gollapudi

Jaden Gonzales-Burnham

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway.

Kelly Gustafson

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Adam Habibi

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. World Language/Business Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. Honors.

Ajmere Hanifzada

Amruthavarshini Hanumanthu

  • Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. Honors.

Sawera Haq

  • Early College Medal. Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Surabhi Hareendranath

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Early College Medal. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Kayla Harris

Noah Hering

Juan Herrera

Samantha Hixon

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. High Honors.

Han Ho

Taeshaun Hodge-Maroney

Samantha Horn

Quinten Hurley

Erik Huynh

Leane Huynh

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Ayana Ibarra

Brent Insua

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. AP PLTW Recognition Biomed. Early College Medal. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Reona Islam

  • Academic Award-Science. Engineering PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Christian Jacob

Angelo Jaramillo

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Austin Jayne

Jaylen Jefferson

  • Academic Award-Exceptional Student.

Linda Jerome

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Ag Gyle Jimenez

Jhay Ann Jimenez

  • Honors.

Jordan Johnson

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Cassaundra Jones

Jesse Jordan

Lena Kameda

Vishakha Kanaki

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Ajay Kapoor

Rishab Karthik

Manishankar Karthikeyan

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Nicholas Khieu

Paul Kiggins

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Kaitlyn Kim

  • Biomedical Science PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Community Service Award - 300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Alexis Kishiyama

Taylor Knighten

Rohith Kolli

  • Computer Science PLTW/Network Engineering Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. Honors.

Tanaya Kollipara

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Saisriram Kusampudi

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Aditya Lakkoju

  • Engineering PLTW Pathway and Medallion. World Language/Business Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Kaulen Lanier

Jackie Lara

  • Academic Award-Alternative Ed.

Ariana Latifi

Carter Leal

  • Academic Award-PE. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Jensen LeBlanc

  • Academic Award-Engineering. Engineering PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Honors.

Issac Lee

Amaya Leslie-Fitzpatrick

Ricky Leung

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Jackson Lewis

Victoria Lewis

  • Culinary Arts Pathway.

Chet Lin

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Jonah Elijah Linsangan

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. Early College Medal. Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Jai-Anne Llorente

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion.Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Tyler Loney

Divina Lopez

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway.

Isaac Lopez

Kelly Nicole Lopez

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Jessica Lopez Ochoa

Edrea Low

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Khue Ly

  • Honors.

James Macon

Lendel Madarang

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Shulin Madrid

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Keenami Maggard

Sukhmani Marok

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. World Language/Business Pathway. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Daniel Martinez

Eddie Martinez

  • Honors.

Jeobany Martinez

Kyler Marzan

Adam McNiel

Brianna McVeigh

Cameron McWilliams

Erik Mejia

Baani Minhas

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Manvi Mishra

  • Honors.

Jakob Moberg

Nabil Mohammed

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. World Language/Business Pathway. Early College Medal. Honors.Delta College associate degree recipient.

Nasser Mohd

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Zachary Mooney

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Anthony Mori

Grace Motley

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway.

Tudor Muresan

Niman Mutti

Nikhita Nair

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway. Early College Medal.

Srikanth Nampoothiri

  • Computer Science PLTW Medallion. High Honors.

Ormina Naveed

  • Academic Award-Bio Med. Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. AP PLTW Recognition Biomed. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Blake Nelson

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Anthony Nguyen

  • Honors.

Eunice Nguyen

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. AP PLTW Recognition Biomed. AP PLTW Recognition Engineering. Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Hannah Nguyen

  • Community Service Award-200 hours. WAC Scholar Athlete.

Mitchell Nickolas

Jonathan Nisman

Joshua Nkunku

Yadira Oceguera

  • Honors.

Samuel Olsen

  • Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Ranniel Oreas

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Emely Ortega

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Susana Ortiz

Jacob Pacheco

Arun Pannala

Chloe Paras

Ashleen Parmar

Riyan Pasha

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Tyler Peake

Lalique Perkins

Cassidy Peterson

Savannah Phan

  • WAC Scholar Athlete.

Drew Pombo

Alejandra Ponce-Torres

Aneesh Pothuru

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Richard Prince

  • Engineering PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Liliana Quinones

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Wahidur Rahman

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Damian Ramirez

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Preethika Rangamgari

  • Computer Science PLTW/Network Engineering Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Manal Rasheed

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Community Service Award-300 hours. High Honors.

Catherine Ravikumar

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Maximus Reyes

Andres Reynoso DeLeon

Arya Roashan

  • Culinary Arts Pathway. Early College Medal. Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Jacob Robertson

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Computer Science PLTW/Network Engineering Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. Honors.

Elena Robles

Soraya Roman

Brandon Ariel Romarate

  • Honors.

Alexis Romero

  • Seal of Biliteracy.

Camyle Rosa

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Farishta Roshan

Matthew Sahim

  • Academic Award-Computer Science. Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Computer Science PLTW/Network Engineering Pathway. Early College Medal. WAC Scholar Athlete. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Ravnoor Sahota

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Community Service Award-200 hours. Early College Medal. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Zamzam Saidi

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway.

Evangeline Sainz

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Honors.

Kainat Saleem

Nathaniel Samaniego

Teja Sarraff

  • Engineering PLTW Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Elynna Saucedo

Samantha Sebandal

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Early College Medal. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient.

Seema Shaik

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. World Language/Business Pathway. Community Service Award-200 hours. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Sameh Rida Shaikh

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Sahil Sharma

  • Honors.

Karanjot Sidhu

  • Honors.

Laila Simbol

  • Honors.

Gurman Singh

  • Computer Science PLTW Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Raphael Virgil Soriano

Layla Stallings-Lippitt

Dakota Stallworth

Isabel Starr

Samantha Suarez

Camille Suliguin

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. High Honors.

Varsha Sundaram

  • World Language/Business Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Seal of Biliteracy. High Honors.

Vladik Sutherland

Maria Sweeden

  • Academic Award-Culinary.

Taylor Tameta-Arenas

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. WAC Scholar Athlete. High Honors.

Jack Tellers

Winslet Alliyah Telo

Jaice Thomas

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Julian Tijero

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Theresa Tmekei Peterson

  • Academic Award-Visual Arts. President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Jon Romeo Tolentino

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Paula Florence Torres

Angelina Trinh

  • Community Service Award-300 hours. President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Martin Tu

  • Engineering PLTW Medallion. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Leslie Tungol

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Elian Udave-Orozco

Tyler Uenaka

Natalie Umana

Zaid Umar

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation. High Honors.

Vince Alfred Valdez

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award.

Jacob Vales

  • World Language/Business Pathway. WAC Scholar Athlete.

Sushmitha Varadha

  • Biomedical Sciences PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Early College Medal. Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient

Rachel Varghese

  • Engineering PLTW Pathway and Medallion. Community Service Award-300 hours. Early College Medal. High Honors. Delta College associate degree recipient

Michelle Varma

Dermick Vaughn

Veronica Vaughn-Kirk

  • Honors.

Vishnu Pratik Vennelakanti

  • Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Justin Venzor

Valerie Vu

  • World Language/Business Pathway.

Kendall Wallace

  • Academic Award-Performing Arts (Drama).

Samantha Wardle

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. WAC Scholar Athlete.

Colton Watson

  • High Honors.

Christian Wence

Alexander Carl Yanga

  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Pathway. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Joel Yi

  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. High Honors.

Mina Yi

  • Community Service Award-300 hours. Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Award. Honors.

Joao Pedro Zatta

Contact the Tracy Press at tpnews@tracypress.com or 835-3030.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.