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Student First: FUSD Celebrates the Class of 2022
Posted 6/9/22

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Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) hosted six ceremonies celebrating nearly 2,600 graduating students in the Class of 2022 from its comprehensive, continuation and alternative high schools on June 7 and 8 at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium. 

“I congratulate each graduate on behalf of Fremont Unified and our Board of Education. This graduating class experienced the last full year of in-person learning their freshman year, moved to remote learning during their sophomore year and remained virtual their junior year. Returning to in-person instruction as seniors, the Class of 2022 took on the responsibility of rekindling their schools’ cultures for themselves and their younger classmates. I am proud of all each student has accomplished, and wish each graduate well in their bright future ahead,” said FUSD Superintendent CJ Cammack. 

 

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American High School graduation ceremony at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 7, 2022.

American High School

FUSD’s largest graduating class from American High School, approximately 610 students, was honored June 7.

During the ceremony, Senior Class President Harshini Karthikeyan spoke of the struggles students faced, particularly during the COVID–19 pandemic, but also the joys of returning to in-person instruction this year:

“I can’t be more grateful to have returned to campus for our final year. Senior year was marked by powerful school spirit and things going back to normal. We rediscovered things that we enjoyed about coming to school: working with teachers who really cared, forming meaningful connections with others, and of course, eating those soggy waffles every morning.”

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Irvington High School graduates walking onto the field at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 8, 2022.

Irvington High School

Irvington High School’s graduating class of approximately 550 students was honored June 8.

Graduating student Jonathan Cheng spoke about superpowers within each student:

“I’ve seen aspiring computer scientists program fascinating and clever applications like video games, I’ve heard talented musicians play phenomenal music that inspires and moves audiences, and I’ve personally felt the exciting atmosphere ASG members create for each session.”

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John F. Kennedy High School graduates on the field at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 7, 2022.

John F. Kennedy High School

John F. Kennedy High School’s graduating class of approximately 300 students was honored June 7.

The school’s salutatorian, Serena Chen, encouraged students to let go of the pursuit of perfection:

“Growing up in Silicon Valley, it’s very easy to look around us and see excellence. Whether it’s a friend who got into Stanford, a high schooler with an Olympic medal, or a young entrepreneur with a billion dollar start-up, it’s hard not to place an extreme amount of emphasis on high achievement. But accomplishments and achievements aren't everything. Instead, what really matters is what we learn, who we learn with, and how we learn to improve ourselves.”

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Mission San Jose High School graduates throw their caps at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 7, 2022.

Mission San Jose High School

Mission San Jose High School’s graduating class of approximately 540 students was honored June 7.

Senior Class Officer Aditi Morumganti encouraged fellow graduates to leverage their skills and abilities to make an impact:

“Over the course of our years in high school, we have been equipped with the skills and experiences necessary to work toward creating change. We have the opportunity to influence public policy, advance science and technology, promote sustainability, and so much more.”

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Robertson High School and Vista Alternative School graduates at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 8, 2022.

Robertson High School and Vista Alternative School

Robertson High School and Vista Alternative School, with a combined 2021-22 graduating class of approximately 115 students, were honored June 8.

Vista’s valedictorian, Sukhman Preet Bhatti, spoke of overcoming obstacles, finding joy, and making wellness a priority:

“Celebrate your wins. We all have big and small victories each day, and it is vital to recognize our capabilities. Don’t fixate or obsess over things you can’t fix or wish you could do better. Instead, learn lessons from your mistakes and negative experiences, and then move on.”

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Washington High School Senior Class Officers Tania Padilla, Uday Aulakh, Lance Aves at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 8, 2022.

Washington High School

Washington High School’s graduating class of approximately 450 students was honored June 8.

Graduating student Reyna Jung spoke of the many and mixed emotions of the final year of high school:

“I want you to be proud of yourself. Whether or not you’ve been acknowledged or not in the past four years, I see you now and I want you to know that it has been incredibly difficult living through a pandemic, let alone surviving our teenage years. Take the time to embrace your accomplishments, your memories, your sheer effort for making it this far. Thank you to everyone for sharing these last four years with me. I wish you all nothing but the best. Congratulations class of 2022.”

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These events are not possible without the support of many individuals behind the scenes, including school staff, District staff, and community partners. We thank everyone who supported the ceremonies for our graduates and their supporters.

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FUSD Maintenance, Operations & Grounds, Campus Supervisor and Technology staff at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 8, 2022.
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Fremont Police Department School Resource Officers at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium on June 8, 2022. Photo: Fremont Police Department

 

 

 


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