39 C.O.R.E. graduates earn diplomas

C.O.R.E. Placer Charter School located in Colfax
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Community Options for Resources in Education ? the C.O.R.E Placer Charter School ? has celebrated the 39 members of the class of 2012 at commencement exercises. Over 350 family and friends were in attendance when graduation was held June 2 at Auburn Grace Community Church. The afternoon event included musical performances by teacher Orlando Morazon playing ?Pomp and Circumstance,? student Jessica Liu singing ?The Star Spangled Banner,? as well as a piano piece by student Rochelle Mercado and a cello performance by valedictorian Conner Meggs. The salutatorian address was given by Amber Sluis. Reinett Senum, Nevada City councilwoman and former mayor, was the keynote speaker. Each student was introduced by a teacher who read a paragraph describing the student?s plans after high school and thanked key people in their lives. C.O.R.E. Placer is an independent study, personalized learning charter school located in Colfax where students, teachers and parents work together to design and implement the student?s own unique educational plan. ? Staff report C.O.R.E. PLACER CHARTER SCHOOL 2012 GRADUATES Brian Best Richard Brock Brandon Bump Alexander Chase Jacob DeMarco Justin Demma Vanessa Espinoza Caitlyn Ferguson Ashley Frye-Barnes Garrett Hamilton Harkaranjit Gill Arnulfo Gonzales Haley Gregory Sophia Gutierrez James Harkins Terry Harkins Edgar Hernandez Christina Holquin Alyssa Johnston Brandon Kelly Kayla Lee Trevor Mackey Haley Medlin Connor Meggs Rochelle Mercado Morgan Monigold Morgan Mooers Amanda Nelson Abigail Oas Vincent Peluso Megan Price Dakota Reagan Eduardo Rodriguez Enrique Sandoval Samuel Scalco Katelyn Silva Amber Sluis Isela Suarez Charlotte Winck