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Awards, Honors Presented To RHS Graduates
Four 2023 graduating seniors were honored with the California Scholarship Federation on the Honors and Awards program on Wednesday, May 17 in the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on the RHS campus. From left, Diego Gutierrez, Miguel Ruiz, Alessandra Urrea and Jordan Velasco show off their certificates, sashes, and tassels they received that will mark their accomplishment, wearing them with their cap and gown at graduation ceremonies. News Photos By Ric McGinnis

Riverbank High School administration, staff and community members gathered together with families, friends and graduating seniors on May 17 to acknowledge the recognition they are receiving at the end of the school year.

Presented at an Honors and Awards event at the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium, the program listed 11 different awards, some from coach and Athletic Director Juan Harvey, some from RHS Principal Greg Diaz.

Diaz awarded Leticia Diaz, no relation, he noted, for Exceptional Effort, as well as presenting 10 students with the Principal’s Scholastic Achievement recognition, and four students with the California Scholastic Federation (CSF) Award. He also named the class Salutatorian, Alyssa Perez and Valedictorian, Jordan Velasco.

Harvey recognized the Coaches Athletic Service award winners, Miguel Garcia and Mia Vidal Vigil, along with Outstanding Senior Athletes Livi Fernandez and Diego Felix. He also named the Trans-Valley League Scholar Athlete, Dayanara Ruvalcaba.

Under Scholarships, the program listed 22 different awards, some from organizations, some memorial awards recognizing former students, alumni or administrators. Some went to just one student, others went to a number of the seniors. And several received more than one award.

After the ceremonies, refreshments were served in the lobby of the gym.

Three of Riverbank’s Class of 2023 seniors have been awarded scholarships from the Riverbank Teacher’s Association. From left, Olive Cowdrey, Livi Fernandez and Anthony Torres show off the certificates that mark their accomplishment this year. News Photos By Ric McGinnis
Riverbank’s Leticia Diaz shows off her Principal’s Exceptional Effort Award at last week’s Honors and Awards program on the RHS campus, presented by Principal Greg Diaz, no relation, at right. She also received a scholarship from the Athletic Boosters Club.