For Justine Galicinao, high school graduation marks an end to a tough journey, but she knows it is just the beginning of a new one. She is hoping her future endeavors end up going as well as her high school years. With a grade-point average of 4.0, Galicinao, 17, is graduating as one of the top students in her class at Lodi Academy. Her motivation throughout her journey has been seeing her classmates strive to achieve their goals.
"I'm very proud I got this far, and I hope that everything I have learned throughout the years will help me in college and beyond," she said.