• Southwestern Holds Commencement Exercises On San Marino Campus


    by Mitch Lehman

    Southwestern Academy recently bid adieu to forty-two graduates at the school’s 89th commencement exercises held on the Monterey Rd. campus here in San Marino.

    The class of 2013 was saddened by the absence of longtime Headmaster Kenneth Veronda, who remains “on the mend” at his second home in Guatamela.

    But the soon to be Sun alums put on a happy face and went through with teh proceedings nonetheless.

    The following is a list of Southwestern Academy’s 2013 graduates and their college destinations;

    Ahmed Al Darei – Chaffey College

    Owais Al Darei – Chaffey College

    Demetry Avery – Citrus College

    Daisy Barrios – Cal Poly, Pomona

    Randy Bruno – Marymount University

    Ricky Chu – Arizona State University

    My Chung – Wesleyan University

    Art Doli – Tiffin University

    Michael Du – University of California, Riverside

    Jesse Du – Cal State University, Fullerton

    Zak Egan Popelka – United States Navy

    Seung Hwa Han – Santa Monica College

    Emily Hernandez – University of Advancing Technology (Arizona)

    Jean Jiang – Washington State University

    Vivien Jin – University of California, Riverside

    Min Sung Kim – University of California, Los Angeles

    Ellie Krylova – University of California, Santa Barbara

    Linsey Chi Lai – University of La Verne

    Karen Lee – Cal State University Los Angeles

    Aveline Liang – Drexel University

    Lola Liu – Indiana State University

    Yi Fan “Wade” Liu – Cal State Fullerton

    Adryan Mangkuningrat – El Camino Community College

    Charles Mathias – Southern Oregon University

    Anh Nguyen – Bunker Hill Community College

    Mai Nguyen – Cal Poly Pomona

    Claude Ni – Santa Monica Community College

    Fjola Polloshka – Quest University

    Ilya Popoudin – Returning to Russia

    Riland Radoniqi – Whittier College

    Carolin Renner – Loyola Marymount University

    Zhangpeng “Troy” Ruan – University of Virginia

    Nancy Ruiz – Cal State University, Bakersfield

    Wen Yi “Jason” Shen – Whittier College

    Dai Hoang “David” Tran – Texas Christian University

    Vo “Crystal” Tran – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

    Jackie Wang – Johnson & Wales University

    Zang Peng “Jordan” Wang – UC Santa Barbara

    Edmund White – St. Jospeph’s University

    Runan “Paul” Zang – University of California, Davis

    Herong Yuen – Santa Monica College

    Mingquan “Larry” Zou – University of Houston

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