Brittany Olsen had a lofty goal this year -- to become the valedictorian at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.

But she realized that there were some people who doubted her, and so she adopted this motto: "Prove everyone wrong."

Because she was determined to succeed, Olsen worked very hard in order to fulfill her mission, and on May 18, she was rewarded by being named the top student in the Class of 2018 during Miller's senior awards night.

Olsen will now be heading to Franciscan University in Ohio on a softball scholarship and will major in biology.

Another high-achieving student at Miller was Jakeline Larios, who was named the salutatorian in addition to being honored as the Outstanding Senior Girl.

"When you work hard, you will always find the light," said Larios, who will attend UCLA and study biology.

Ashraf Abu-Awad was chosen to be the Outstanding Senior Boy. He will be majoring in biochemistry at UC Riverside.

The staff at Miller also selected Eliza Leyva to be given the award of Most Inspirational Senior. She plans to attend Victor Valley Community College and study American sign language.

In addition, an extraordinarily large group of seniors received honors for perfect attendance.

Nineteen students had perfect attendance all the way from kindergarten through 12th grade (a total of 13 years). They were Ashraf-Deen Abu-Awad, Bryana Arreola, Angelica Contreras-Alba, Moises Cortes-Cabral, Laura Garcia, Valentina Hoyos Collazos, Miguel Lopez, Naomi Lopez, Malachi McClellan, Cynthia Moran, Ricky Nguyen, Omar Novoa, Emely Oporto, Shaian Organiz, Jasmine Ortega, Israel Padilla, Joshua Sotomayor, Alejandro Tovar, and Alwin Villegas.

Seven other students had perfect attendance since middle school. They were Evan Coleman, Brian Galvan, Destiny Lizarraga, Omar Paez-Ramirez, Kenneth Ringia, Maria Torres-Tapia, and Erick Menjivar. Two others -- Jaleigh Campbell and Patrina Patterson -- had perfect attendance since ninth grade.

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