Santa Susana High School
2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration
The staff at Santa Susana High School will honor the graduating class with an online, virtual commencement. We'd like to encourage the grads to wear their caps and gowns while listening to some short speeches from the administration and students of the graduating class. Each graduate will be featured with their own slide, which includes a photo and a special message.

The Virtual Ceremony will be on Friday, June 5th at 8:00 PM. Prior to the Virtual Ceremony, we will hold a procession of cars, followed by a parade in our local neighborhood. The Car Parade and Diploma Presentation begins at 5:00 at Santa Susana High School. The details of the different events can be found in our Senior Newsletter.

Schedule

Welcome
Mitali Rangnekar

National Anthem
Abbe Road A Cappella and Alumni

Principal's Address
Mr. Matt Guzzo

Graduate Address
Mitali Rangnekar

Presentation of Principal's Awards
Mr. Matt Guzzo

Graduate Address
Sai Kacham

Presentation of Senior Class
Mr. Matt Guzzo

Student Performance - "Islands"
SSHS Visual & Performing Arts

Graduating Class of 2020 Turning of Tassels
Mr. Matt Guzzo

Video - Class of 2020

#SSHSGrad2020

Speakers & Honorees

The principal and student speakers will help recognize the academic achievements and special contributions the class of 2020 has made to the school, as well as the entire Simi Valley community.

Matt Guzzo
Matt Guzzo
Principal
Matt Guzzo is in his first year as principal of Santa Susana High School. He spent four years as the Assistant Principal at Royal High School before being welcomed as a Troubadour this year. He has been with Simi Valley Unified School District since 2002.
Mitali Rangnekar
Mitali Rangnekar
ASB President
Mitali has served as the Class of 2020 ASB President for Santa Susana High School. While serving as the student body president, Mitali found time to certify in both Engineering and Instrumental Music. She has a number of other achievements; including California Scholarship Federation Sealbearer, Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Top Ten Placement in a competition for Future Business Leaders of America, as well as the President's Award for Educational Excellence. Next year, Mitali will be attending UC Davis to study Mechanical Engineering.
Sai Kacham
Sai Kacham
Valedictorian
Sai has completed an unprecedented six certifications at SSHS, including Humanities, Computer Science, Math, Scientific Modeling & Inquiry, Robotics & Engineering, and Instrumental Music. He has also earned our highest academic honor, as the school's Valedictorian. Sai will study Chemical Engineering at UC San Diego in the fall where he was one of very few students who earned a full-ride, academic scholarship as a Jacob's Scholar.
Mihir Shah
Mihir Shah
Graduating Student
Mihir was one of many students who submitted a speech for a chance to address his peers at today's virtual, graduation ceremony. He is also one of our two Salutatorians this year. His hard work with academics has paid off and as a result he has a number of achievements, including Outstanding Physics Scholar, Award for Excellence in Social Studies, and a Sealbearer for California Scholarship Foundation. He will be taking his work ethic with him to UCLA in the fall where he will be studying Aerospace Engineering.
abbe road
Abbe Road
Rendition of Islands
The SSHS Performing Arts and Technical Arts programs collaborated on a music video of the song "Islands" by Sara Bareilles. Members of Abbe Road A Cappella and SSHS Dance Collective performed, and students from TV & Film, Digital Graphics and Photo, Audio Production and Production and Managerial Arts did all the filming, lighting, sound, and editing. This was a culminating project for 36 of our students. Soloist: Lyda Jade Harlan, Editor: Steven Sarkisian

Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Congratulations graduates! There are not enough words to express how proud we are to have gone on this journey with you, to witness your accomplishments, and to experience your compassion for your peers, the staff, and the community. Given these extraordinary circumstances, you have found a way to overcome one of the greatest challenges any generation has ever experienced. We are better teachers, counselors, and administrators for growing alongside you. We will miss you more than you know... but the world is lucky to have you.

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