Golden Oak Adult School Graduates 28

by | Jun 28, 2017 | Community

Twenty-eight students from Golden Oak Adult School received their high school diplomas on Thursday, June 8, at a ceremony held at La Mesa Junior High School.
The ceremony included speeches by two graduates and an address by William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board member Dr. Cherise Moore, who served at one time as the interim principal of the school. The event also featured a rose ceremony during which students could honor someone who had a positive impact on their success.
“I feel so accomplished and know I can do so much more with my life now that I have my high school diploma,” said graduate Mercedes Gerken.
Special Guests included California State Assemblyman Dante Acosta, Mayor Pro Tem and City Council Member Laurene Weste, and Kris Hough, Field Representative for State Senator Scott Wilk, each presenting the students with certificates.
“This commencement ceremony was an inspirational celebration of fortitude, hard work and dedication,” said Jodie Hoffman, Principal of Golden Oak.
The mission of Golden Oak Adult School is to meet the educational needs of the community by empowering learners with academic, career, and technological skills, preparing them for post-secondary education, today’s changing workforce, and civic and community involvement.
Golden Oak Adult School is located at 23201 Dalbey Drive in Santa Clarita. The telephone number is 661-253-0583, or online at

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