Beaumont High School announces its top 10 graduates, based on their ranking as submitted on May 20. Positions may change until graduation on June 2, as final grades are taken into account.
Beaumont valedictorian Taryn Thomas served as the high school’s representative to the school board and serves on the California Association of Student Councils. She founded the school’s Mental Awareness Group, the Student Advisory Club, the Hosa Medical Professionals Club, and co-founded the Women Against the Patriarchy Club. She has participated in the Academic Decathlon and is a representative on the State Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Council. Thomas will study Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Neuroscience at Stanford University.
College tennis team captain Abhi Patel has earned the title of salutatorian and will go to the University of California, San Diego to study aerospace engineering. He has been involved with the Environmental Club and served as Vice President of the California Scholarship Federation.
3 Haylie Jensen
Best Buddies Club president Haylie Jensen will complete the prerequisites at Crafton Hills College before transferring to the University of California, Riverside to study psychology. She had a successful career with the college basketball team and was involved with the National Honor Society and Interact.
4 Jeremy Wolford
Jeremy Wolford will complete the prerequisites at Mt. San Jacinto College before heading to the University of Colorado at Boulder to study biology and pre-medicine. He’s been an officer with Interact, served as vice president of the Red Cross Club, historian for the National Honor Society, and raced on the track and across the country.
5 Cameron Young
Cameron Young, president of the Manufacturing Club and member of the National Honor Society, has been accepted to California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo to study electrical engineering. He has been involved with the Red Cross Club and rides BMX for the Speedsters racing team.
6 Alana Poyneer
Alana Poyneer chose to study premedicine and psychology at the University of Redlands. She was a member of the ASB for four years and played freshman and JV football, for which she was named defensive MVP.
7 Jasmine Salameh
Jasmine Salameh will study neuroscience at UCLA. She was co-founder of the Ping Pong and Women Against the Patriarchy clubs. She was a transportation agent for Letters for Rose and treasurer of the Fashion Club, and worked at Chipotle.
8 Miah Haro
A member of the high school varsity archery team, Miah Haro served as president of the Pink Daughters Club and secretary of the American Sign Language Club. She has participated in theater programs and served as the National Honor Society Character Chair. She goes to the University of California at Irvine to study psychology.
9 John Tricket
John Trickett will study mechanical engineering at California Baptist University. He was part of the Engineering Club and the Red Cross Club, ran track and field and volunteered for the San Bernardino House of Worship, and held jobs at 123 Farms and Del Taco.
10 Emma Tavares
Emma Tavares tied with Neveah Vargas to complete the top 10. She was a member of Interact and competed in Letters for Rose and played college basketball. She will study business at San Diego State University.
10 Neve Vargas
Neveah Vargas tied with Emma Tavares to complete the top 10. She was a member of Interact and played college tennis. She competed in the discus throw and shot put with the varsity track and field team. She is heading to Pt. Loma Nazarene University to study criminal justice.