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Class of 2024 Signing Out


Seniors were recognized for their accomplishments in getting into college, entering trade programs, or entering the military at the Senior Celebration on May 17th.  Career Center staff rewarded Arroyo’s seniors with a complimentary lunch, Arroyo merchandise, and a chance to display their plans for after high school.

The staff in the Career Center has helped seniors throughout their four years at Arroyo to prepare for their next steps after high school. They have helped seniors with college applications, applying for financial aid, enrolling in the military, finding trade and vocational programs that match their interests, and much more.

At the Senior Celebration, seniors got to sign their names and write what their future plans were on a special card to be displayed on a bulletin board in the career center. Seniors were also given a free meal from “The Corner Bakery”, a free college and career t-shirt, and a free Arroyo beanie, water thermos, or umbrella if they pre-registered for the event.

“Our senior celebration is all-inclusive so that we can embrace the accomplishments of all students and celebrate their future college and career goals. The class of 2024 is comprised of students who will be attending 4 year colleges, and community colleges, participating in vocational/trade programs, and joining the military. We hope that their time here at Arroyo provided them with the tools they need to be successful in the next chapter of their lives,” said Mr. George Reyes, the College and Career Coordinator.

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The Career Center wanted to celebrate the class of 2024 for their hard work over the past four years and for moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This year has been especially difficult and frustrating for seniors applying to colleges because a new financial aid application system has caused many students’ applications to be delayed or brought up issues. Now that students have committed to where they will be attending college in the Fall, students can celebrate an end to a long and grueling process.

As the class of 2024 embarks on a new chapter in their lives in the upcoming weeks, they are excited about what the future holds. Seniors get to further pursue their interests and expand their horizons by specializing in things that connect to them. 

“I feel excited. It [attending college] has been something that I’ve been looking forward to doing. I am going into Azusa Pacific University’s nursing program. I really want to go into the medical field,” said senior Aislyn Holder.

Seniors are cherishing the last few days of their senior year but are eager to take the stage at the graduation ceremony and get their diplomas. This is an exciting time for seniors because so much is in store for them. Many are getting ready for the fun events coming soon, and are cherishing the little time they have left.

“I’m looking forward to Grad Nite, the graduation ceremony of course, and the summer in general,” said senior Justan Ng.

It’s sad to say goodbye to your peers, teachers, friends, and faculty, but it is an exciting time because seniors will have the opportunity to create change in the world. Our future Arroyo alumni will become future doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, attorneys, business owners, and more. “They will be the future leaders of tomorrow,” said Mr. Reyes.

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