Lifes Moments: Graduations June 2024

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Hanna Megumi Burton

graduated with honors from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove and plans to study at Cypress College in the fall. She’s the daughter of Anna Burton, Retired, Harbor.

Gianna Giselle Santoni

graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills and is college bound. She’s the daughter of Franco Santoni, Refuse Collection Truck Operator, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment.


Emily Ann-Paul Chavez

graduated from Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights and plans to attend Mt. San Antonio Nursing School in Walnut in the fall. She’s the daughter of Arturo Chavez, LAPD.

Christopher Rios

graduated from Vaughn International Studies Academy in Pacoima. He’s the son of Chris Rios, Refuse Collection Truck Operator, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment.

Cristopher Noriega

graduated from Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy in Huntington Park. “Congrats, Chris, we’re so proud of you. Love you. From Mom, Dad and Sophie.”


Joseph Burkhart

graduated from Castaic High School and plans to attend College of the Canyons in the fall. He’s the son of Stephanie Burkhart, LAPD.

Andrew Burkhart 

graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre with honors. After graduating, Andrew is looking for a job in technical theatre. He’s the son of Stephanie Burkhart, PSR III, LAPD.

Charles Agbonkpolor

graduated St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey and plans to attend San Jose State University in the fall, majoring in mechanical engineering. His goal is “to graduate with his degree and start his career as an engineer.” He’s the son of Kimberly Agbonkpolor, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment.

Diego Ramorino

graduated from Cal State University Northridge and is in line for a Recreation Coordinator position for Rec and Parks, with a number-two rank. He’s the son of Monti Ramorino, LADWP.

Monica Ramorino

graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. The former Joannie Mukai Club Scholarship awardee finished her college in three years and has begun a career as a physical therapy tech. Her final goal is to become a physical therapist. She’s the daughter of Monti Ramorino, LADWP.