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RCHS seniors decorate their graduation caps

Isabella Moran
Class of 2024 decorate their graduation caps to represent themselves.

Many graduating classes have seniors who choose to decorate their caps. They see it as a form of self-expression. Seniors of 2024 are graduating on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cougar Stadium.

“I chose to put a Moana quote on my cap because she has always been my favorite princess, and it’s meaningful to me,” senior Bella Gonzales said.

Some people choose to put a favorite quote, artwork, or bedazzle. The creativity at Rancho Cucamonga is endless.

“On my cap, I want to put a quote about God ‘por la gracia de dios’ [by the grace of God] because I want to have something about my faith represented when I walk,” senior Kaithlyn Aguirre said.

Graduating can be very stressful on seniors as it is the cusp of the end of some educational career. Many carry the expectation of no longer being a kid anymore. With this accessory, they can celebrate their inner child one last time.

“Our last weeks of being in high school has really hit me into reality that I won’t ever experience being a high school teenage girl anymore,” senior Jianna Eguilos said. “We won’t ever get to see the same people every day like how we usually do. In the end, it is a bittersweet moment, everyone including myself are moving into a new chapter of their lives and growing older is a part of growing up. I’m excited for what the future holds for me and hope graduation goes perfectly.”

Another way that students can choose how they decorate their cap is through their next stop. For some that looks like college, for others it can be the military. However, moving on from high school is inspiring.

Students enjoy showing off what college they’re going to. This is a way to make a statement and be proud of their last four years without having to actually say anything.

“It’s important for students to be able to decorate their caps because it not only shows self-expression, it helps them be able to represent themselves and some students like to show their culture. Some students like to show off where they’re going, like the nursing field, graphic design or etc,” Ms. Katherine Coon said. “It’s just good for students to show off who they are. In a way, it shows their path into the future and that’s important. It’s important for students to be working towards something and having that freedom to decorate caps is something students can be excited about.”

RCHS students are proud to represent their creativity, culture, and accomplishments.

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Isabella Moran
Isabella Moran, Asst. Editor in Chief

Isabella Moran is a senior at RCHS, and this is her second year in journalism. She is the assistant-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Cat’s Eye. Her favorite thing about journalism is creating Scrappy and being in a position to influence her classmates in a positive way. When she is not working on the school paper, Moran is hanging out with her boyfriend, stressing about AP Art Studio, and listening to Tyler, the Creator. 

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Shareen Siddiqui is a senior at Rancho Cucamonga High School, and this is her second year in journalism. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, The Cat’s Eye. Her favorite thing about journalism is creatively writing stories and reporting on exciting events that occur on campus. Siddiqui is also a varsity cheerleader and a Link Crew leader at RCHS. Her favorite song is “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls, but she also enjoys listening to Taylor Swift and Paramore. When she is not working on the school paper, Siddiqui enjoys shopping and baking cookies. 

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