As president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, and with my fellow board members, I last month congratulated each senior and handed them their diplomas as they walked across the historic graduation platform. That walk is of course very important to them. It represents four years of study, work and friendship both enjoyable and difficult.
As we congratulate our 374 seniors, let me summarize their accomplishments by sharing with you their statistics.
The Class of 2010 was accepted to more than 220 colleges and universities across our nation. Their choices were elegantly displayed on their decorated graduating caps, a special tradition at La Cañada High. We have 13 National Merit Scholars. Amazingly, 99 students, more than one-fourth of the class, maintained a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher.
This Class of 2010 has been offered more than $3 million in scholarships and grants, a well-deserved tribute and an appreciated boost as they begin their college financial challenges.