• LUHSD Seeks Nominations for 2024

    Graduates of Distinction Honorees


    Brentwood CA October 2023― Members of the Graduates of Distinction Board of Directors are currently seeking nominations to recognize and honor past graduates through the Liberty Union High School District (LUHSD) Graduates of Distinction Program. Honorees are selected among individuals who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and/or contributions to their chosen profession or community, and deserve recognition for leading lives that remain true to the core values taught at LUHSD. The Board needs your assistance now to help identify and honor these individuals in spring 2024.

    A committee consisting of members from faculty, staff, retirees, and the community will review the nominations, using specific criteria to select a maximum of three honorees. The criteria include:

    • someone who has been graduated from the district a minimum of 10 years and who spent a majority of those years in the district;
    •  someone who demonstrates personal integrity and is worthy of emulation;
    •  someone who can be a role model for current students;
    •  someone who excels in areas such as the following: science, community service, public affairs, government, entertainment, education, fine arts, business, and labor.

     Past honorees include such noted community members as Bill Bristow, Joanne Byer, Mary Black, and Hugh Henderson. Next April, the selected honorees will tour campuses and participate in assemblies at LUHSD schools, and an award ceremony will be held in their honor. The Board of Directors urges anyone to submit names for nomination to the Graduates of Distinction committee to be considered for selection. The nomination forms are available on the LUHSD website at www.luhsd.net, or may be picked up at the District Office at 20 Oak Street in Brentwood, CA 94513. For more information please contact the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative/Student Services at (925) 634-2166 x 2021. We thank the Board of Directors for organizing the event this year.

    Graduates of Distinction
    Past Inductees:


    Rose Pierce
    John Michael Casey
    Mary C. Black

    Joanne Byer
    Lenny Byer
    Bill Bristow

    Floyd Reese
    Joseph Tovar

    David Blumen
    Joseph Coelho
    Hugh Henderson
    Dr. Mas Kamigaki

    Catherine Callaghan
    Tammy George
    Dr. Rose Mary Borunda
    Kathryn Hampton
    Troy A. Martin-O’Shia
    Major Michelle Vestal
    Colonel Henry Cervantes
    Dr. Dennis Baldocchi
    E. Lanier Allen

    Nancy (Gemett) DeGuire
    Manuel Vilchez
    Richard Mello


    Lieutenant Commander Octavia Poole Ashburn
    Carol Benn Ligon
    Berta Oseguera Ruiz

    Doug Adams
    Craig Bronzan
    Nicholas M. Eslinger
    Jeff Carpenter
    Kathy Leighton
    Nancy Marquez-Suarez
    Steve P. Beek
    Matthew Curtis
    Timothy J. Robertson
    Michael Davies
    Yvonne St. John-Dutra
    Scott Smith
    D. Chris Calabrese
    Alicia R. Kennon Esq.
    Colby Smith