Photo Credit: Danny Fulgencio

These graduating seniors embody poet Maya Angelou’s promise to find a way into a “daybreak that’s wondrously clear.”

High school can be stressful and chaotic, as students navigate academics, friendships and impending adulthood. These students’ experiences would keep most of us down, some of us out. Instead, their heartache propelled them to a future worthy of their struggles.

Shining a light: Michael Nunez

Don’t count her out: Shelli Orona

Recipe for success: Aye Naing

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