Many of the graduating seniors are heading off to college this fall, including valedictorian Rachel Lobato, and salutatorians Casey Glasgow and Nicole Remsburg.
Lobato will attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
“I’m thinking of studying either pre-med or biology, but it’s still subject to change,” said Lobato.
Lobato was born and raised in Pacific Beach and spent all four years of her high school career at Mission Bay High.
“I really enjoyed my time at Mission Bay being able to grow with the same group of friends the past four years, and being together was fun,” she said.
In addition to Lobato’s outstanding grade-point average, she also participated in extracurricular activities like the National Honors Society, Academic League and on the swim and water polo teams.
Glasgow will attend California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, where he will study in the highly respected engineering program. Glasgow also boasts an impressive resume of extracurricular activities, including the golf team, Academic League, Interact Club, two years with the National Honors Society, helping to start Mission Bay’s Robotic Team and spending the last two summers traveling with fellow MBHS students in Russia and Egypt.
“Some of the things I will miss most about high school are the relationships I have developed with my teachers and with my friends,” Glasgow said. “I have friends who are underclassmen but a couple of my senior friends are also going to Cal Poly.”
Remsburg will be heading a few hours north to attend the University of California, Los Angeles this fall to study cellular, molecular and developmental biology.
“I chose that major because I have always enjoyed biology classes at school, and after interning at Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla over the summer, I decided I very much enjoyed studying the topic,” said Remsburg.
Remsburg was active in Mission Bay High sports, playing volleyball as a freshman and sophomore, girls’ water polo for three years and as a member of the swim team in the 11th grade. She has also been a Girl Scout since kindergarten, an altar server at her church since the fourth grade, on the school’s link crew, Academic League in grades 11-12 and in the National Honors Society during that same period.
Remsburg also remembers the people she met at Mission Bay the last four years.
“I have known five of my friends who are going to be graduating since kindergarten and others since middle school,” Remsburg said. “We’ve developed a great bond over the years and we’ve all become like family to one another, so leaving them will be quite a sad change.”
Remsburg and Lobato have been friends since kindergarten and said that being on opposite coasts for college will be very different.
“But I know that we’ll make the effort to keep in touch as much as possible,” Remsburg said.
Mission Bay High’s commencement ceremony is set to take place Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. on the Mission Bay High football field.
For more information, visit www.sandi.net/missionbay.