A reception to recognize Native American graduating seniors was held at the Oak Pit Restaurant on Tuesday, May 21, and was hosted by the Tule River Tribal Council and the Porterville Unified School District.
The reception recognized all Native Americans in the school system. Students came from Oregon, Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, CA, Porterville and Burton School districts, and outside areas, said Rondii Nieto, Public Relations for the Tule River Tribe.
Graduating seniors received certificates from Porterville Unified School District and the Tule River Tribal Council and a beaded lanyard made by Kea Ortiz.
Porterville High School
Fallon Alviso, Maria Amaya, James Breland, Caitlyn Carrillo, Lainey Garcia,
Mikaela Garfield, Sherina Montijo, Cheyanne Newsom, Isaac Patino, Isis Perkett, Michaela Peyron, Silver Feather Peyron, Michael Porter, Qamren Quintero, Andrew Ramos, Johnny Ramos, Tehya Thomas, Jesus Valle Herrera, Analiyah Vasquez
Citrus High School
Natalia Castaneda, Takaya Castro, Kaitlyn Gibson, Melanie Hunter, Serena Leyva, Michael Manuel
Monache High School
Jennifer Barella, Myckael Barella, Jenelle Camarena, Monica Garcia, Brett Martin, Troy Nieto, Esperanza Rodriquez, Melony Trott, Nicholas Villareal
Harmony Magnet Academy
Sherman Indian High School
Butterfield Charter High School
Dana Dick, Justyn Flores, Adriana Hampton
Granite Hills High School
Jamaya Lewis, Victoria Peyron
Summit Charter Collegiate Academy