Caps thrown, tassels moved at graduation ceremonies

| June 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Senioritis abounds as high schools prepare for graduation ceremonies. Seniors take a big sigh of relief for this bittersweet moment as they cross the stage, take their diplomas and

SENIORS AT IMMACULATE Heart pose in sweatshirts indicating their college destinations.

move their tassels across their brims.

Following are some of the ceremonies where students from the area are graduating.

Immaculate Heart High School had one of its alums, actress and activist Yara Shahidi, executive producer and lead actor of “Grown-ish,” and a recent Harvard University graduate, speak at its ceremony. The event took place at the Hollywood Bowl with 115 girls graduating on May 30. It is the school’s 117th graduating class.

LARCHMONT CHARTER seniors enjoy a class picnic.

Larchmont Charter High School will witness 102 students leave their campus on Wed., June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The guest speaker is Myrna Castrejón, president and CEO of California Charter Schools Association.

The entire class of 69 girls will graduate from Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) on Thurs., June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the USC Bovard Auditorium. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Holly Mitchell will address the audience as the keynote speaker. This is GALA’s first graduation of students who started at the school in sixth grade in the school’s opening year. Of the 69 graduates, 40 have been at the school for all seven years.

CLASSMATES AT PILGRIM SCHOOL assemble for one of their last pictures before graduating.

GALA GRADUATES pose on their college signing day.

Pilgrim School will graduate 20 students for its class of 2023 in the school sanctuary on Mon., June 5 at 6 p.m.

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles has 40 students graduating on Sat., June 10. Novelist and filmmaker Amanda Sthers, a Paris native currently living in Los Angeles, will speak at the ceremony.

SENIORS AT LE LYCÉE are dressed in their caps and gowns, ready to walk across the stage.

Loyola High School will graduate 302 students on Sat., June 3 at 9 a.m. at Hayden Circle on campus. Principal Frank Kozakowski is the keynote speaker.

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES pose on athlete signing day; left to right are Carson Chavez for baseball, Harrison Lavery for cross country, Holmes Wormald for football and Ryan Espinoza for volleyball.

Marymount High School graduated 78 seniors on May 26 on the grounds of the high school. Marina Salinas, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the girls as their keynote speaker.

MARYMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL seniors sport their college sweatshirts.

SENIORS AT OAKWOOD SCHOOL gather with classmates on campus.

The 88 seniors at Oakwood School voted on what they wanted at their graduation ceremony. In lieu of a keynote speaker, they chose to have 10 student performances and 12 student speeches at their ceremony on June 8.

MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL seniors take pride in their future schools.

The 112 seniors at Marlborough School graduated in

a ceremony on May 25. They took their final steps as high

school seniors in matching white dresses as they accepted their diplomas.

Los Angeles High School, whose mascot is the Romans, will watch their seniors take diplomas and graduate on Fri., June 9.

The Chronicle would like to congratulate all of the graduating seniors of 2023. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Don’t forget to keep us in mind for when you do something remarkable and newsworthy. We always like to highlight our residents near and far.

SENIORS AT MARLBOROUGH enjoy the water after taking their well-earned rite of passage pool plunge on the last day of classes. First, they run across the school field chanting “2023,” wait for a countdown at the pool’s edge and then they all jump in!

2023 GRADUATES at Immaculate Heart spell out their year.

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