Whether she’s singing a heartfelt solo about faith or cleaning up the stands after a football game, Anna Sponable leads her classmates by example, teachers said.
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Kaylee Peerenbom-Dominguez started cooking for her family in elementary school and took on more responsibility after her mother died suddenly. She’s graduating as a standout senior in the Career Technical Education Center’s culinary program.
Yanice Barajas Vera, who’s graduating from Roberts at Chemeketa, leads by example, even when that means volunteering to get pepper sprayed.
Paige Huynh, 17, has been a star of the school’s marketing program, landing an internship as a sophomore that was intended for college students and designing logos for several Salem businesses.
Virus risks and disruptions at home weren’t the only challenges facing Azriel Chavez, who’s graduating from Early College High School in Salem.
Karen Jimenez Monreal, 20, is graduating from the Salem-Keizer Teen Parent Program after persevering through two high-risk pregnancies and getting herself out of an abusive relationship.
A devoted French horn player and enthusiastic mentor, Alex Sanchez is the unseen force behind recent musical successes at Salem’s largest high school.
Elizabeth Valencia is pursuing her dream of being a physician assistant after periods of homelessness and instability during her early years.
Alex Ochoa is on a mission to stay chill and spread his calm and positivity across his school – even when he got cut from the varsity basketball team.
About 2,800 local students will graduate high school in the coming weeks. Salem Reporter interviewed 10 – one from each high school in the Salem-Keizer School District – to give a snapshot of this year’s senior class.