Friday Jun 01 2012 comments Oakmont High School's class of 2012 By: Anne Stokes, special to the Press Tribune -A +A Cory Hendon shows his proud family his newly minted diploma following Oakmont High School's graduation ceremony. Hendon plans to attend California State University, Chico in the fall. Exchange student Bruno Bolio poses with teacher Sondra Myles following Oakmont's graduation ceremony. Bolio plans to return home to Mexico next week. Oakmont alumni Vincent Scoble, left, Kayla Ernst, and Richard Allard proudly display their newly minted diplomas following the close of graduation ceremonies. Oakmont alum Vincent Scoble hugs friend Kayla Ernst right after graduating with the rest of their senior class. Oakmont's class of 2012 celebrates their graduation. Seniors Meagan McGill, left, and Nicholas Miller await their respective turns to walk the stage and accept their diplomas during Oakmont's graduation ceremony Friday. Oakmont's class of 2012 patiently waits for all of their classmates to accept their diplomas, despite 100 degree heat. Graduating senior Mark Lup accepts his diploma from Roseville Joint Union High School district board member Garry Genzlinger during Oakmont's graduation ceremony. Senior Maryana Zanko was the first graduate to walk the stage and accept her diploma during Oakmont High School's graduation ceremony Friday. Senior Maryana Zanko was the first graduate to walk the stage and accept her diploma during Oakmont High School's commencement ceremony. Senior drum major Britlea Carroll leads the Oakmont High School band as they play Wagner's "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" during the school's graduation ceremony. Oakmont valedictorian Amanda Haack's graduation speech, "Milestones," attested to the importance of perseverance. Valedictorian Moriah Langley's graduation speech, "New Waters," spoke of the upcoming joys and challenges awaiting Oakmont graduates. Salutatorian John Gray's speech (together with fellow salutatorian Adit Kothari), "Leave them Speechless - Overcoming Adversity Together," was a tribute to late principal Kathleen Sirovy and an acknowledgement of the big shoes successfully filled by new principal Rob Hasty. Salutatorian Adit Kothari's speech (together with fellow salutatorian John Gray), "Leave them Speechless ? Overcoming Adversity Together," was a tribute to late principal Kathleen Sirovy and an acknowledgement of the big shoes successfully filled by new principal Rob Hasty. Senior Sarah Osborne performs with the Oakmont choir during the school's graduation ceremony. Oakmont's student body president Tommy Wong-Araki welcomes students and their families, and recognizes Oakmont's graduating honor students. Oakmont senior class president Shannon Lee leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of Oakmont's graduation ceremony. Seniors Brent Adams, left, and Britlea Carroll lead the procession of graduates into Oakmont High School's commencement ceremony Friday. Diplomas await to be awarded to Oakmont High School's 368 graduating seniors.