Olympic star to deliver speech

NORWALK - Olympic medalist Brenda Villa will deliver the commencement address when Cerritos College hosts its graduating ceremonies May 16 at Falcon Stadium.Villa, who grew up in Commerce, has played on the U.S. water polo team in the last three summer Olympics and has won two silver medals and one bronze medal. She served as team captain the last four years. Villa scored 11 goals in the 2007 FINA World Water Polo Championships, helping Team USA win first place. She also helped lead the team to the 2007 Pan Am Games that qualified them for the Beijing Olympics last year. The commencement ceremony will be Cerritos College's 52nd and begins at 5 p.m. The Board of Trustees will present degrees and certificates earned during the 2008-09 academic year.

********** Published: April 17, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 52