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School Days: Morgan Hill Unified School District Spotlight on 2018 MHUSD Grads By Kimberly Beare, Public Information Officer, Morgan Hill Unified School District H High school graduation is a major milestone for our students and an emotional moment for the school district staff. Most of our graduates have been with us since Kindergarten and they’ll soon be heading off to some of the best schools in the country. As sad as we are to see them go, we are also brimming with pride at their accomplishments. It’s an exciting time as they begin their journey to college, the workforce, or military service. Here is a small sample of where our students are headed. Cera Huffman (graduate of Live Oak High School) is headed to Baltimore, Maryland to study Biological and Be- havioral Sciences at John Hopkins University. Her long-term plan is to pursue medical school and become a neurosurgeon. Cera said she chose John Hopkins because of its prestige as a medical school, and its smaller size, with roughly 6,000 undergraduates. Asked what she liked best about Live Oak, she said, “The wide range of Advanced Placement classes as well as the help- ful and supportive teachers and staff.” Amanda Jackson (graduate of Ann Sobrato High School) has been accepted at UC Berkeley where she plans to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She sees it as a stepping stone to graduate school and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Her goal is a career in the fi eld of sustainable energy. Amanda described the teachers at Sobrato as “genuinely passionate about the subjects that they teach” and added that “their enthusiasm made classes much more interesting and inspired me to embrace learning.” Tai Nguyen (Sobrato High School Class Valedictorian) will enter the University of Southern California this fall to study pre-medicine. After college, Tai said he plans to serve in the Air Force Special Forces Para-rescue “and then go to med school to pursue my ca- reer in neurosurgery.” In Tai’s view, the faculty and students at Sobrato “are like my second family. I would literally die for these people because if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be here. Sobrato is a small school with a big heart.” GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Kyra Fisher (Live Oak graduate) is attending UCLA to study human biology. Her long-term goals include medical school and a career as either a pediatric endocrinologist or a plastic surgeon for burn victims and deformi- ties. In Kyra’s experience at Live Oak, “The teachers really care about you and your education. Some of my teachers re- ally inspired me to learn and truly put the effort in to get to know me and that made a huge difference for me in high school.” Raymond Bui, (Sobrato graduate) is headed to UCLA to pursue a double major in Neuroscience and either Business or Psychology, after which he may apply to medical school. He chose UCLA because of its “reputation as one of the best public universities in California and a consistent top- level per ܛY\[ H]]X'H[\™^]Y^\Y[H[]]\[YܛXH\ٙ\YX[ۈ\YX\]؜]BZY 8'HX]H\[X]؜]\H\]B[\X[ۜ]Y[H\\[\ܘY\]ܛBHۙ][HY[H[H^H][[Z[]\[BܛHوY\\K\H\H[\H]؜]]\[Z[[['B\Y\\\ ܈[\و NܘYX]\XܛH\X \œX\[\[\[ [Z\\Y\[[YKUQT TSPT NZ^KB