A ceremonial fist bump
West Ranch honors graduates Taggert Barton, left, and Sydney Barnholtz, right, share a fist bump before getting their diplomas at the school's commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
By Katharine Lotze
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

West Ranch High School seniors celebrated their graduation on Tuesday at College of the Canyons.

Graduates: 567

Graduates with honors: 165

Class speakers: Kailey Clark, and Vanessa Rodriguez

Valedictorian: Ryan Yoo

Salutatorians: Cynthia Samano and Tiffany Wong

Common college choices: UC Berkeley, Cal State Northridge, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UCLA, Arizona State University and COC

You can order graduation photos here: https://signalscv.smugmug.com/FEATURES/May-30-2017-West-Ranch-Graduation/

West Ranch graduate Jaclyn Napoli stands on a chair as she flashes the “rock on” symbol to friends and family in the stands at the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Soon-to-be West Ranch graduates walk down to Cougar Stadium ahead of the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Soon-to-be West Ranch graduates walk down to Cougar Stadium ahead of the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Soon-to-be West Ranch graduates walk down to Cougar Stadium ahead of the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

About the author

Katharine Lotze

Katharine Lotze

Katharine Lotze is a photojournalist and columnist at the Signal, and can be found photographing daily life in Santa Clarita, or writing personal essays about her own daily life.

West Ranch honors graduates Taggert Barton, left, and Sydney Barnholtz, right, share a fist bump before getting their diplomas at the school's commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

A ceremonial fist bump

West Ranch High School seniors celebrated their graduation on Tuesday at College of the Canyons.

Graduates: 567

Graduates with honors: 165

Class speakers: Kailey Clark, and Vanessa Rodriguez

Valedictorian: Ryan Yoo

Salutatorians: Cynthia Samano and Tiffany Wong

Common college choices: UC Berkeley, Cal State Northridge, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UCLA, Arizona State University and COC

You can order graduation photos here: https://signalscv.smugmug.com/FEATURES/May-30-2017-West-Ranch-Graduation/

West Ranch graduate Jaclyn Napoli stands on a chair as she flashes the “rock on” symbol to friends and family in the stands at the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Soon-to-be West Ranch graduates walk down to Cougar Stadium ahead of the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Soon-to-be West Ranch graduates walk down to Cougar Stadium ahead of the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Soon-to-be West Ranch graduates walk down to Cougar Stadium ahead of the school’s commencement ceremony at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

About the author

Katharine Lotze

Katharine Lotze

Katharine Lotze is a photojournalist and columnist at the Signal, and can be found photographing daily life in Santa Clarita, or writing personal essays about her own daily life.