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2023 QCUSD graduation ceremonies to take place May 24-25

In addition to armed forces recognition and award distinctions, both schools were awarded over $40 million in scholarships combined.

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close, many seniors are patiently awaiting one special day, one they have been looking forward to since their freshman year: Graduation.

This year, the Queen Creek Unified School District's two high schools, Eastmark High School and Queen Creek High school, will be celebrating their ceremonies on May 24 and May 25, respectively. 

Eastmark High School Graduation

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 188 students will graduate at Eastmark High School, 9560 E. Ray Road in Mesa.

Valedictorian: Abigail Heitert

Awards: Varsity Swim Letter, Principal's List for four years.

Extracurriculars: Employed at Safeway, Spanish Honor Society in sophomore and junior year.

College: Attending University of Arizona and majoring in bio-informatics.

Career plan: Bio-informatics.

Salutatorian: Natalee Geeso

Awards: Academic letter, CTE Department award, History Department award, Principal's List.

Extracurriculars: Student Council treasurer, Fellowship of Christian Alliance, organizing church events.

College: Attending Arizona State University and majoring in medical studies.

Career plan: Physician.

Student Council members:

Luke Crowther, president.

Aliese Winters, vice president.

Autumn Boley, historian.

Taylor Peters, secretary.

Natalee Geeso, treasurer.

Students who've enlisted in the Armed Forces: 

Sadee Wade, Navy.

Lucas Fish, Air Force.

Gavin Wilson, Air Force.

Seventy-four of the students have committed to a four-year university and 44 have committed to a two-year institution. In total, Eastmark High School students were awarded $6.9 million in scholarships and the top 5% of students in the senior class are:

Abigail Heitert

Quan Vu

Kevin Pham

Autumn Boley

Lilian Darby

Brianne Szabo

Natalee Geeso

Clara Childs 

Dante' Debbs

For more information on Eastmark High School's graduation, click here.

Queen Creek High School Graduation

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 461 will graduate at ASU Desert Financial Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way in Tempe.

Valedictorian: Tori Fergueson

Awards: Principal's List all four years of high school, Superiored at International Thespian Society's state competition in a duet from 10th to 12th grade, first place duet at the Musical Theatre Competition of America.

Extracurriculars: QCHS Thespian Troupe 6152, voice lessons at Centerstage Academy.

College: Attending University of Georgia and majoring in pyschology.

Career plan: Forensic psychologist. 

Salutatorian: Matilda Green

Awards: Brigham Young University Award.

Extracurriculars: National Honor Society, Link Crew, QCHS Thespian Troupe 6152.

College: Brigham Young University.

Career plan: Applied mathematics.

Student council members, class officers:

Dakota Jarrett, senior class president.

Felisha-Isabel Vallejo, president.

Raegan Richardson, vice president.

Leila Skousen, treasurer.

Students who've enlisted in the Armed Forces: 

Alexis Dellamonica, offered athletics scholarship to West Point, but will be attending Michigan State University instead.

Levianna Johnson, Army National Guard

William Carlin, Army

Nevaeh-Sky Flores, Army

Estrella Garcia, Army

Nevan Snyder, Army 

Amanda Olson, Navy

Kaeliegh Siders, Navy

Reed Eisenbraun, Navy

Devin Salina, Navy

Michael Atilano, Navy

Justin Cox, Marine Corps

Daniel Peregi, Marine Corps

Logan Rowley, Marine Corps

A total of 239 students have committed to a university, college or trade school and over $35 million in scholarships has been awarded to the Queen Creek High School senior class. The top 5% of students in the senior class are: 

Samuel Burns

Abigail Craig

Madison Dawson

Alana Donlon

Kolten Ford

David Francoeur

Lindsey Gifford

Bryson Kerr

Catherine Littlewood

Ava Lopez

Marina Macias

Mykial Miller

Chevy Pearson

Cody Rhoton

Diego Rivera

Tyler Santos

Danika Sears

Natalie Snyder

Anneli Sorenson

Brenley Stegenga

Felisha-Isabel Vallejo

Susan Wirthlin

For more information on Queen Creek High School's graduation, click here.