Kennedy’s PACE grads celebrated at annual barbecue and PACE Awards
Class of 2014 headed off to UC Berkeley, UCLA and more

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The PACE program at John F. Kennedy High School recognized it’s ninth group of graduating seniors on Wednesday, May 21 with a barbecue and awards ceremony.

The 119 members of the PACE Class of 2014 were accepted to more than 300 colleges and universities, including destinations as diverse as Boston University and New York University to Mills College and University of Colorado.

Thirty-three grads will be heading to the UCs, including eight to UC Berkeley, three to UCLA and seven to UC Davis. Another 42 PACErs are going to a California State University.

Still other PACErs are heading to out-of-state and private universities including Pepperdine, the Berklee College of Music, American University and Carnegie Mellon University.

The evening also included the announcement of the winners of the fourth annual PACE Awards, which recognizes outstanding PACE students and PACE scholarship recipients.

PACE Scholarship recipients were Thomas Harris, Christopher Lew, Danielle Quan, Sam Trumbly and Jaron Seid. To date, the PACE Class of 2014 has been awarded more than $880,000 in scholarships. 

The audience was also entertained by Sacramento County Poetry Out Loud winner (and PACEr) Jibril Kyser who recited an original poem entitled “Poof.” PACEr Alena Dillon performed an oratorical interpretation, “Sleep Walk With Me.”

Congratulations PACE Class of 2014!