OHS graduates 52 in Class of 2012

Graduate Katy Smith and her  sister Tracy and graduate Nick Perez. Photo by  Gary DeVon

Graduate Katy Smith and her sister Tracy and graduate Nick Perez. Photo by Gary DeVon

OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Class of 2012 graduated 52 students in a ceremony held at the Coulton Auditorium on Saturday, June 2.
Heather Galvan, the class valedictorian, received the Glover Cup, which is awarded to the student who best represents, the “spirit of Americanism.” Liliana Castrejon-Perez was the class salutatorian.
After a processional to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the Oroville High School Band, the graduating class took their seats on the stage. They were welcomed by Castrejon-Perez and then Principal Kristin Sarmiento spoke. Galvan gave the valedictory address. The guest speaker, Michele Fancher, a teacher at OHS, was introduced by Naomi Peters. Following Fancher’s speech, a slide show, created by Ali Fulmer was shown.
Superintendent Steve Quick presented awards for Senior Projects, as well as the Glover Cup. In making the presentation of the Glover Cup to Galvan, Quick went into a short history of the award, which was created in 1924 after the then Superintendent for which it was named, died while at Oroville.
Maria Griffin spoke about the various scholarships that were awarded during the Awards Dinner the night before. The dinner is sponsored by the Oroville Dollars for Scholars program.
After Supt. Quick presented the Class of 2012, Principal Sarmiento and school board members Rocky DeVon and Amy Wise awarded the diplomas and the newly minted graduates filed off the stage to receive special congratulations from family and friends who were in attendance.
The 2012 Oroville High School Graduating Class included: Alejandro Alvarez-Viveros, Lucero Cadena-Tirado, Maribel Castillo-Gonzalez, Liliana Castrejon-Gonzalez, Kylie Coffelt-Richardson, Breanna Dodd, Matthew Egerton, Ali Fulmer, Heather Galvan, Gabbriella Garcia, Jenavonne Glover, Caleb Haney, Kaylee Miller, Madison Hatch, Kelsey Hughes, Alexander Kelly, Joseph King, Brandon Lepley, Katriona Lidstrand, Michael Lynch, Taylor Maldonado, Chad Mathews, Edward Mathis, Megan Mieirs, Richard Milholland, Joshua Minarcin, Terra Mulllikin-Gredvig, Justyce Olsen, Daniela Ortega, Brittney Pellegrini, Nicolas Perez, Naomi Peters, Dylan Rise, Ivan Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez, AnaMae Rood, Annette Sanchez-Guzman, Cesar Santana, Leonel Serrano-Delgado, Katy Smith, Skylar Spears, Zachary Speiker, Cody Swensen, Chad Tibbs, Cara Valdez, Shelly Valverde, Krysta VanWoert, Ruby Vazquez-Curiel, Jose Viveros, Cruz Viveros-Hernandez and Caleb Whiteaker.
The following scholarships and other awards were presented at the Friday night Awards Dinner:
Liliana Castrejon
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Christensen Award $600
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Oroville Education Association $600
Matthew Egerton
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Ali Fulmer
Huna Heritage Foundation $700
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Ed King Award $500
Terry Taylor Award
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Heather Galvan
Kelly Foundation of Washington $2,500
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center $3,000
Detlef Schrepf Foundation Tara L. Allen 1,500
Air Force Mathematics and Science Award
EWU Academic Scholarship $3,500 per year renewed every year for 3 additional years
Junior Women’s Club $500
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Dr. Steiner Award $1,000
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Oroville Education Association $700
Oroville Chamber of Commerce $500
The Glover Cup Award
Bishop Fleet $2,500
Terra Mullikin-Gredvig
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Sara Hulphers Memorial $500
Okanogan Family Faire $1000
Caleb Haney
Molson Grange #1069 $500
Madison Hatch
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Glenn & Katherine Tracy Award $500
Kelsey Hughes
Gold Digger’s 2012 Agriculture Scholarship $500
Elaine Johnson Athletic Scholarship $500
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Yulah & Philip Schleif Award $800
Wheeler Memorial Scholarship $100
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Aurora Masonic Lodge #201 $500
Joseph King
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Ed King Award $500
Wheeler Memorial Scholarship $100
Katriona Lidstrand
George Washington Foundation $1050
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Yulah & Philip Schleif Award $500
Okanogan Masonic Lodge #169 Herbert & Elizabeth Davis Scholarship $500
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Bauer Scholarship $4000
Kaylee Miller
South Okanogan Minor Hockey $250
Brittney Pellegrini
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Nicolas Perez
Oroville Coaches Association $250
Naomi Peters
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Yulah & Philip Schleif Award $800
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award
Oroville Coaches Association $250
Raul Rodriguez
Future Cougars of Color $1000
Cougar Commitment $5,164
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
AnaMae Rood
North Valley Community Health Association Foundation Scholarship $400
Roberta Patterson Stowe Scholarship $500
Cesar Santana
Oroville Dollars for Scholars $300
Leonel Serrano-Delgado
Air Force Mathematics and Science Award
Realizing the Dream Scholarship $5000
Washington Apple Education Foundation Scholarship $5000
Central Washington “B” League Scholar Athlete Award
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award
Zachary Speiker
Elaine Johnson Athletic Scholarship $500
Everett Community College Athletic Scholarship 40% percent of tuition paid
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Drummond Award $400
Cara Valdez
Molson Grange #1069 $500
Eastern Advantage Scholarship $1500
College Bound Scholarship $728
Doell Scholarship $1,082.50
Krysta VanWoert
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Ray & Eula Forney-Kuntz Award $600
GESA Credit Union $2000
Aurora Masonic Lodge #201 $500
Caleb Whiteaker
Oroville Dollars for Scholars Glenn & Katherine Tracy Award $300

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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