California High School graduates 80 on Sunday, May 22

The California Class of 2011 tosses their caps in the air following graduation held Sunday, May 22 at the school.

The California Class of 2011 tosses their caps in the air following graduation held Sunday, May 22 at the school. Photo by David Wilson.

The 125th class to graduate from California High School had 80 graduating seniors walk across the stage to receive the diplomas marking them as the Class of 2011.

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The Class of 2011 Senior Choir performs at graduation, directed by Michele Bilyeu.

The audience took advantage of a Sunday afternoon graduation which included performances by the California High School Concert Band, the Senior Choir and speeches given by Valedictorian Erin Cary and Salutatorian Jayme Reynolds. Class President TyleRe Goans spoke with the aid of a chorus of students emphasizing major events of the Class of 2011 in song. School Board President Steven Burger, Superintendent Marty Albertson and High School Principal Dwight Sanders also spoke to the graduating seniors.

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Class of 2011 President TyleRe Goans speaks to the class with the aid of a chorus.

Without the graduating seniors, the Concert Band performed the Processional of "Pomp and Circumstance," the Recessional of "Rondo" from "Premiere Suite." With the seniors, the band performed music from "Adrealine Engines." The Senior Choir, directed by Michele Bilyeu, sang "It's Time For Movin' On" by Don Besig. The class had 28 members in the National Honor Society.

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Valedictorian Erin Cary of the California Class of 2011 speaks to graduates, friends and family.

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