A special reception was held at Live Oak High School March 28 for graduating seniors who have been accepted into Chico State for the fall quarter. A total of 44 seniors were recognized which is over 40 percent of the graduating class.

Luther School's Principal Parveen Bains spoke as a Chico State alumni telling the students and their families she graduated from Live Oak High in 1992 with an intention to be in the field of education. She received her BA in Liberal Studies at Chico State and after receiving her credentials through Chapman University, was hired to teach fourth grade at Bear River School in Wheatland. She returned to Live Oak, her true home the next year and during her second teaching year she began her pursuit of a Master's Degree in Administrative Services through the University of LaVerne. In 2007, Bains accepted the position of Vice Principal at Luther Elementary School and is now the Principal.

Bains told the students to choose something they really want to pursue.

"Make sure you do it. Don't let anything stand in your way," she stated.

Representing Chico State was Director of Admissions Adam Stoltz who stated he could truly see the love of the experience Ms. Bains and Principal Tony Walton have for the students and the school. He thanked Bains for sharing her story and told the students that Chico State has 100 different majors to choose from with people there to help and guide them to the path of success.

"This is a new adventure, new steps and a new opportunity. What makes Chico different is the people," Stoltz stated as he invited the students to come visit on Saturday, April 7 and see what the college has to offer.

Each senior was presented with a swag bag containing Chico State items as their names were called.

Certificates of Acceptance were handed out to the following: Arelis Abundiz Alejo, Armando Alvarez Miranda, Magdalena Andrade, Rosario Avelar, Ryan Burgess, Gurveer Butter, Angela Castellon, Cameron Contreras, Faith Cooper, Priscila Corona, Stephanie Cruz, Pablo Curiel, Kimberly Figueroa, Josef Fredericks, Maria Guerrero, Lizeth Hernandez, Geneva Iversen-Krampitz, Orrin Jones, Simranjit Kaur, Gurleen Kaur, Shirinjit Kaur, Maraj Khakh, Mahum Khan, Jacqueline Lamas, Harnit Mahal, Edith Mendoza, Ellianna Miskin, George Ortega, Brisa Pio, Antonio Rios, Rocio Rodriguez, Emiley Rodriguez, Maria Ruiz Serratos, Maleeha Shafiq, Gurmanjeet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Amanitveer Singh, Ashvir Singh, Braden Sobha, David Topete and Sara Underwood.