Landmark year for Pioneer’s graduating class
Dear families, fellow educators, and Carson City community members,
We’re extending a heartfelt thanks to families, K-12 staff and administrators, district office staff, and members of our community, for helping our students achieve such an important milestone in their lives.
We’re proud to report 56 seniors at Pioneer High School graduated in the class of 2017 on June 1, with more pending during a summer graduation. This is the second largest graduating class in the history of PHS since the school was established in 1993. It’s the largest group of honors, advanced, and standard high school diplomas ever issued from PHS in one year.
Pioneer also had the school’s first CTE diploma earned for a student in the area of Health Information Management.
Other items to note and celebrate this year included the largest combined group of Jump Start, JAG, and CTE students to walk across the stage. WNC reported PHS students in the academic track of Jump Start dual college credit program earned a 100 percent course completion rate. Among the 56 diplomas earned were one honors diploma, seven advanced diplomas, 46 standard diplomas, and two adult diplomas.
Several scholarships were awarded, including seven Millennium Scholarships, a Presidential Scholarship to UNR, and three local scholarships. Pioneer students were accepted into UNR, WNC, Feather River College with an athletic scholarship, the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York, and the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Students also enrolled into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
Your roles and influence as family members, educators, and members in the community, to support their efforts throughout the years have made all the difference!
Regan Hammond — Valedictorian, honors diploma, Millennium Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, accepted into UNR
Rebecca Ostrander — Salutatorian, Advanced Diploma, Jump Start, Millennium Scholarship, Kathy Wayne Scholarship
Julia Albiter — PHS CTE Diploma, Silver Medal at HOSA State Competition, CCSD Distinguished Student Award
Bailey Armagost — Advanced Diploma, Millennium Scholarship
Brittany Billow — Charles Keller Memorial Scholarship
Terrell Brown — US Army
Victor Chavez — Jump Start Dual WNC Credits, CCSD Distinguished Student Award
Hailey Davis — Advanced Diploma, Millennium Scholarship, Western Nevada Performing Arts Program
Nicholas Franklin — JAG
Andres Garcia Jr. — JAG
Rex Kline — Western Nevada Performing Arts Program
Christina Kremasta — Jump Start Dual WNC Credits
Nicole Leonard — Jump Start Dual WNC Credits, Perfect Attendance 2016
Edward Johnson — JAG
Elizabeth McGill — WNC
Gesenia Medina — CTE Cord, JAG
Aniesa Mendoza — JAG
Jeremy Mendoza — JAG
Laura Merlin-Villalobos — Perfect Attendance Award 2016
Shane Morton — New York American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Yaneli Ramirez — JAG
Miranda Rios — Graduated in three years
Dillon Schiller — US Marine Corps
Bailey Servi — Accepted to Culinary Institute of America in New York
Alexandria Sorenson — Advanced Diploma, Gold Medal at 2017 HOSA CTE State Competition, Millennium Scholarship, Aramark Scholarship
Jed Spraycar — JAG, CCSD Perfect Attendance Awards 2016, 2017
Shelby Spurlin — JAG
Catherine Taylor-Dillon — Advanced Diploma, Jump Start, JAG, Millennium Scholarship
Konnor Van Worth — Advanced Diploma, Millennium Scholarship
Abriana Vietti — Western Nevada Performing Arts Program
Heather Wright — US Army
Dmitriy Yefremov — Advanced Diploma
Jason Zona is principal of Pioneer High School.