Family members, friends, teachers, and staff cheered today as members of the 2022 graduating class proudly accepted their high school diplomas at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School.
The commencement ceremony acknowledged the academic achievements of 10 students graduating from the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) school. Each was presented with a Perseverance Award, recognizing their determination, dedication, and persistence as they overcame obstacles and completed their high school education.
In addressing the graduates, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon offered congratulations. “Graduates, you finished high school despite all the hurdles created by COVID-19 the last two years. It’s been especially hard, but here you are today, celebrating so much success.” He praised the students, saying, “The last few years have been especially challenging, and I cannot tell you how much we have admired your resiliency and your grit.”
Principal Lauren Roth recognized the students, along with Special Education Department Director Michael Kast, Teacher-in-Charge Sterling Alley, and Program Specialist Paulette Abegglen. Following the ceremony, a reception celebrated the students.
About Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School educates special needs students with emotional challenges in grades 7–12. The students are referred directly by local school districts unable to provide the more highly structured behavioral support programs available at Palmiter. Students are provided with standards-based education, supported by a strong vocational/transitional/school-to-world emphasis.