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252 Truckee-Tahoe students graduate in the Class of 2016

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — These past few weeks have been full of excitement for Tahoe Truckee Unified School District's graduating Class of 2016.

A total of 252 TTUSD students graduated, over $3.6 million was earned in scholarships, and 75% of the district's graduating seniors have committed to attend a university, college, or other post-secondary educational opportunities in the fall.

Students were accepted to outstanding universities in California and across the country including: Boston University, California Maritime Academy, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California State University, Chico, Fresno, Long Beach, Monterey Bay, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, Chapman University, Clemson University, Colorado College, Colorado Mountain College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Cornell University, Eastern Washington University, Eastman School of Music – University of Rochester, Loyola University New Orleans, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Montana State University, Oregon State University, Pepperdine University, Sierra Nevada College, University of Montana, Missoula, Tulane University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Alaska, University of California, Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, University of Colorado, University of Denver, University of Hawaii, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Northern Colorado, University of Oregon, University of Redlands, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of Washington, and Willamette University.

"I am incredibly proud of our 2016 graduates," said TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri. "They have worked extremely hard year and have accomplished a great deal during their years at TTUSD. This is a very exciting time for them, and I wish each and every one of them success and happiness in the new opportunities that lie ahead."

This article was provided by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.

Highlights of TTUSD’s Class of 2016 include:

31 graduated Summa Cum Laude (straight A’s all through high school)

A total of 10,654 community service hours were completed by TTUSD’s graduates

72 students earned the California Seal of Bi-literacy

$3,688,486 was earned in scholarships