2024 Legacy Scholarship Recipients

The Atwater High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Legacy Scholarships. This is the seventh year we have presented these scholarships to deserving seniors. This year we received a record number of applications, all of whom were deserving of an award. Like every year the decisions were difficult. Our thanks go out to all the alumni for their support of this program. This year we want to extend a special thanks to the reunion’s committees and attendees of the Class of 1973 and Class of 2003 for their donations to the program.

Our congratulations to the recipients as well as to all those who applied. All showed strong commitment to their academic efforts during their years at AHS. In addition, all showed leadership and involvement to their class, school, and community. In addition, we want to recognize their families who supported them along the way. It is our hope that this scholarship aid them as they begin the next phase of their journey into their chosen field, always remembering that we are all Falcons Forever.

Sophia Lomeli

Sophia has a passion toward entrepreneurship in an agricultural related field. She plans on agricultural/economics studies in college to support her plans. Her focus and drive were evident in her application. In addition to her studies Sophia has been active in FAA, band, swimming, and water polo during her tenure at Atwater High School.

Her teachers point out her initiative and focus on accomplishing goals. They pointed out her involvement in a diverse area of activities and leadership within their classes and the school in general.

Her mother is a proud alumnus of Atwater High School.

Jocelyn Riley

Jocelyn has a clearly defined path in her goal to go into the nursing profession. Already taking classes at Merced College her application demonstrated a clear understanding of how to achieve her goal. As an indication of her desire she has volunteered within the community medical field, completed certifications in health and medical area. She has been active in sports, especially volleyball.

Her teachers commented on her dedication to her academics and drive in achieving her goals. They were aware of her long-term future and expressed confidence in her ability to achieve her goals.

Both of her parents are alumni of Atwater High School.

Jayla Starling

Jayla has a passion for teaching and from a young age was drawn to becoming a teacher. Her desire is to become an elementary school teacher to not only teach but to inspire her students to achieve their goals. It is evident that her desire and personal drive will allow her to achieve her goal and join the ranks of many of our alumni who have become educators. Her positive attitude enthusiasm is sure to guarantee a successful teaching career in her future.  She is active in swimming, water polo and student government. She is justifiable proud that she will be a first-generation college student.

Her teachers commented on her positive attitude and leadership qualities. The fact that she constantly challenged herself and others around her to take on the hard challenges was a recurring comment. It was obvious from their comments that Jayle will succeed in her future goals.

Bother of her parents are alumni of Atwater High School.

Cass of 1984 40 Year Reunion

The following is information on the Class of 1984 40 Year Runion. You can follow them on the Atwater High Class of 1984 Facebook site. There is only one chance to celebrate your milestone reunion with many of your classmates, it will not be the same without you.

Please share the details about our September 28th reunion. We had originally wanted to do it on September 14th as AHS Homecoming is on September 13th if anyone wanted to go to the football game. However the Dust Bowl had a private event that night and we wanted to hold it there as it will be a free event which hopefully means more classmates will come. Everyone can order and pay for any food or drinks they want there. You can also stop by for a quick visit if you have other obligations that night.

Class of 1993 30 Year Reunion

The Class of 1993 celebrated their 30 Year Reunion duing homecoming week at AHS. Several events were schedule for the weekend and reports indicated that they indeed parted like it was 1993. Attendees were able to renew old friendships and for the night, they were back at AHS with all the old stories and fun times. Congratulations to all how come out and to the reunion committed for an outstanding event.

Class of 2003 20 Year Reunion

The Class of 2003 held their 20th Year Reunion with a weekend full of events. It was an exciting weekend for all who attended, filled with stories and nostalgia of the fun times at AHS and a reminder of the friendships that were forged during those times. Congratulations to the reunion committee for all their efforts and for a successful weekend.

Class of 1983 40 Year Class Reunion

The Class of 1983 held their 40th Year Reunion on October 7th. Proving that reunions can come in many forms, this was a casual affair and provided all who came with a great night of updates and sharing past times at AHS. Congratulations to the reunion committee for all their efforts. Class 83 has a history of having fun reunions.

Class of 2001 + 2 Reunion

The Class of 2001 was not going to allow something like a world wide pandemic get in the way of their 20 Year Reunion. Here is proof you can have a reunion anywhere. Congratulations to the reunion committee and all those who had a great time.

Welcome Class of 2027

Welcome to the Class of 2027 (can’t believe I am writing that) as you embark on a short journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. Along the way you will have some ups and downs, challenges, and successes. But most of all you will have shared experiences with classmates who will become friends for life. Work hard, enjoy the moment, what you get out of high school is in direct proportion to what you put into it. Believe it from those alumni who proceeded you, the time will fly by but the memories will last forever.