Matilija Grads Marked By Loyalty, Spirit

By Misty Volaski

Thursday, June 14 marked a huge day for the Matilija Junior High School eighth-graders. The 251 graduating students officially left grammar school behind as family and friends watched on the school's packed athletic field.

Principal Emily Mostovoy told spectators Thursday that the graduates "walked through our doors as children two years ago, and today they leave us as young adults." They're a sharp group, too, she added. "Over 50 percent of this class is being recognized for their academic achievements,

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