Bakersfield Life

Taking the next step

Back row, from left: Christina Pipkin, Luz Alexandra Valle, Naythan Bryant, Douglas Johnston, Jacob Lee and Jeremiah De Leon. Front row, from left: Danielle Echeverria, Stephanie Chao, Prabhmeet Randhawa, Stephanie Ovalle and Desi Garcia.

With their stellar high school careers behind them, these outstanding graduating seniors are ready to move onto college and take on all of the academic, social and personal challenges that come with it.

Naythan Bryant

Stephanie Chao

Jeremiah De Leon

Danielle Echeverria

Isaiah Garcia

Desi Garcia

Jacob Lee

Stephanie Ovalle

Gabriel Greene

David Pacheco

Celia Hickman

Christina Pipkin

Andrew Ramirez

Prabhmeet Randhawa

Erika Sierra

Luz Alexandra Valle

Douglas Johnston

Bouncing back from college lessons

Graduating Highland High School at the top of his class last year, Douglas Johnston had reason to believe that college wasn’t going to be much different. But now that his first year at Purdue University is officially in the books, Johnston has a different idea about college. “It’s worth seeking

Hannah Lewis

A college surprise

As the end of her first year at UCLA comes to a close, Hannah Lewis is still baffled at how different the experience turned out to be. “I didn’t know how to be an adult until I got to college,” Lewis said on a recent Sunday morning at The Marketplace. These weekend trips back home happen every

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