The Tuolumne County High School that describes itself on its website as quaint graduated seven students on Thursday night and every one of them is going to college.

Don Pedro High, nestled between lakes Don Pedro and McClure in the southern part of the county, has an enrollment of 41 students.

School officials announced at the graduation that its students had received a total of $32,800 in college scholarships.

Cassie Sheeley was the valedictorian, Chloee Newton, salutatorian, and Zaccaria Dickerson received the Sgt. Bobby Rapp Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a Sonora man who died in Afghanistan in 2008 while serving in the U.S. Army.

Superintendent Dave Urquhart said one student plans to get a degree in equine science and eventually run a dude ranch. Another plans to get an associates degree at Columbia College and be an airline flight attendant.

Others want to be an EMT, obtain a degree in animal science, become a high school math teacher and, yet another a forest ranger.

The night ended with a celebration with parents and families and a large graduation cake.

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