By Keri Luiz
The beginning of June is a busy time at Benicia’s two high schools, especially for the seniors who are preparing to march across the graduation stage and accept their diplomas.
At Liberty High, two graduating seniors have had to add an extra element to their graduation preparations. Valedictorian Marissa Garcia and Salutatorian Belle Romine are preparing the speeches they will give during Thursday’s ceremony.
Both spoke to The Herald in recent days about their experiences at Liberty, their plans for the future and what they expect to say to their fellow graduates on the big day.
Garcia, 17, moved to Benicia almost two years ago with her family. She went to Liberty because she was behind on credits — a development she said she was not very excited about at first. “But once I (got there), I was pleasantly surprised,” she said.