APTOS — The Pajaro Valley Unified School District on May 17, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center, celebrated more than 200 college bound seniors with a special event at the Seascape Golf Club.
The district provided a breakfast reception, event T-shirts, a photo booth, raffle prizes and an opportunity to gather with other PVUSD students who have signed with the same university.
Students from Aptos, Pajaro Valley, Watsonville, Pacific Coast Charter and Diamond Technology Institute high schools who gained acceptance to a four-year college or university received an invitation to attend the event.
“It has been a pleasure to have you at Pajaro Valley Unified School District,” PVUSD Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rodriguez said to the students on hand. “We hope you found your journey with us inspiring, and motivating, and, most importantly, effective in preparing you for this moment and what comes next.”
Attendees were treated to an address from guest speaker Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles, a Watsonville High School alumna who is now a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California Santa Cruz.
Students present were representing 58 different universities. The most popular schools were CSU Monterey Bay, Sacramento State University, San Jose State University and UC Davis.