GGUSD’s Class of 2018 Boasts Successful College-Bound Scholars

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated more than 3,500 high schools seniors during the district’s eight high school commencement ceremonies held June 14 and June 15. 

GGUSD valedictorians expressed a sense of pride in their high school experience, reflecting on their personal growth over the last four years, and their readiness to tackle the next chapter of their lives.  The Class of 2018 has several students heading for Ivy League universities including Bolsa Grande valedictorian Long Ho who will attend Princeton University in the fall to major in Computer Science and Garden Grove High School’s co-valedictorian Cathy Duong who will major in English at Yale beginning a pre-med track with the hopes of becoming a geneticist.

More than 1,100 students reported that they will attend a UC or CSU school. The Class of 2018 has more than 4,000 Advanced Placement courses completed and many will begin college with university-level course credits already earned.

“The Class of 2018 is a wonderful reflection of the district’s results in producing scholars who are committed to their own success and who demonstrate grit and perseverance to achieve their goals,” said Bob Harden, board of education president.  “GGUSD graduates are sought after by top universities and received millions of dollars in college scholarships for their academic and persona accomplishments.”

The Class of 2018 boasts an impressive 32 graduates who were recognized by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program.  Other accolades include nearly 700 Class of 2018 graduates who earned the state’s Seal of Biliteracy, proving fluency in two or more languages and nearly 650 graduates who earned the Golden State Merit Diploma demonstrating mastery in at least six subject areas.