By Thomas Gase
Vallejo High School valedictorian Rachel Contreras Ramirez had some difficulty giving her speech at times on Thursday afternoon. In many segments, especially while thanking her family, she was overcome with emotion, shedding tears.
However, much like her fellow students in the Class of 2022, she pushed on despite the challenges.
Those tears from Ramirez eventually subsided and her smile eventually matched the ones of 292 other students as family, friends, teachers and others celebrated the Redhawks making it through an often difficult four years to get to commencement