The City of San Bernardino Unified School District’s class of 2022 has 23 majors from seven comprehensive high schools, two of which go to Stanford University, one to Princeton University, three to UC Berkeley and two to Cal State San Bernardino.
In order to qualify for the honor of valedictorian or salutatorian in the City of San Bernardino Unified School District, a student must be among the top 10–20 students with the highest grade value based on coursework specific that every student on a district high school campus has access to seven semesters of high school, according to a press release.
Students must also meet all district graduation requirements and complete the eighth and final semester at the school in which they were selected as valedictorian or salutatorian.
This year, there are seven majors from Cajon High School, four from Arroyo Valley, San Gorgonio, and Middle College High Schools, two from San Bernardino High School, and one from Pacific High School and Indian Springs High School.
Pacific High School’s valedictorian is Miranda Owen, who plans to study geology at Cal State San Bernardino.
Cajon High School valedictorians are Kalea Luna, who will be attending UCLA; Luis Luna, who is enrolling at Columbia University and Sciences Po in France to study political science; Eric Martinez, who will attend Stanford University to major in anthropology and comparative race and ethnicity studies; Roxana Martinez, who will attend Princeton University and plans to become an immigration lawyer; Spencer Nelson, who will major in biology or business at UC Berkeley; Vivianna Santos, who will major in pre-biology and minor in business at UC Santa Barbara; and Mya Verrett, who plans to major in bioengineering at UC San Diego.
Valedictorians from Arroyo Valley High School are Wendy Aguilar, who plans to major in political science at the University of Redlands; Frankie Grant, who plans to attend UCLA and become a clinical psychologist; Michelle Le, who plans to study ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Irvine; and Alexa Tapia-Plazola, who will major in linguistics at Pomona College.
San Bernardino High School valedictorians are Kimberlyn Chavez Quiroz, who will study psychology at UC Berkeley; and Fernando Ramirez-Barragan, who will attend UCLA and plans to become a civil engineer.
San Gorgonio High School valedictorians are Melody Ambriz, who plans to major in psychology or gender social studies at UC Riverside; Lilianna Gracia, who plans to study music history and the music industry at USC or Berklee College of Music; Alexa Roman Serrano, who will attend Stanford University; and Emily Viramontes, who plans to become a neurosurgeon.
Middle College High School valedictorians are Desteny Becerra Figueroa, who plans to become a general practitioner or cardiothoracic surgeon; Daniela De La Torre, who plans to major in business administration at UC Berkeley; Julie Nguyen, who will attend UC San Diego and is considering a career in IT; and Sahian Solares, who will be majoring in kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino.
Indian Springs High School’s valedictorian is Sarai Conde, who plans to study neuroscience and neuropsychology at UC Riverside.