Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
LAST YEAR’S Marlborough seniors, class of 2018, toss their caps after graduating on the field in front of the school buildings.

USC history and accounting professor Jacob Soll and associate dean and director of the law library at Gould School of Law Pauline Aranas are two of the speakers addressing graduating seniors this month. Valedictorians, salutatorians, school heads and special presentations from senior classes are included in some of the other local ceremonies.

Priscilla Sands, head of school at Marlborough, addressed 99 seniors who accepted their diplomas on Booth Field at the campus Thurs., May 30. The student body president, senior class president and valedictorian also spoke at the ceremony.

There will be 78 Buckley seniors who stride across stage on Gilley Field to matriculate Fri., May 31.

Episcopal School of Los Angeles will graduate 20 seniors, its third senior class, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood Sat., June 1. The speaker will be Jay Johnson, the head of the middle school.

CLASS OF 2019 is Episcopal School’s third senior class.

Rev. Gregory M. Goethals, Society of Jesus, class of ’73 and president of Loyola High School’s board of directors, will address 289 graduating young men at the school’s 150th commencement Sat., June 1 at Hayden Circle in front of Loyola Hall.  

There will be 80 young women graduating from Notre Dame Academy at the campus on Overland Ave. Sat., June 1.

HISTORY PROFESSOR and father of two Le Lycée students, Jacob Soll.

Jacob Soll, professor of history and accounting at USC (as well as the father of two students at Le Lycée Middle and High School), will address 53 graduates at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles Tues., June 11 at the Raymond and Esther High School gym. Soll is the author of “The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations” (2014), “Publishing ‘The Prince’” (2005) and “The Information Master” (2009).

LE LYCÉE Français de Los Angeles will have 53 graduates accepting diplomas this year.
HOLLYWOOD BOWL is Immaculate Heart’s traditional graduation venue.
PAULINE ARANAS, Immaculate Heart alumna and director of the law library at USC’s Gould School of Law.

Pauline Aranas, associate dean and director of the law library and adjunct professor of law at USC’s Gould School of Law, will address 117 seniors and their guests at Immaculate Heart’s commencement Wed., June 5 at the Hollywood Bowl, their traditional graduation venue. Aranas is an alumna from Immaculate Heart’s class of 1972. Seb Cahill, student body president, will also speak.

MARYMOUNT HIGH School had 83 seniors who accepted diplomas May 24 at the on-campus graduation ceremony.
UCLA DEAN of Life Sciences spoke at the Marymount High School graduation ceremony.

Victoria Sork, dean of life sciences at UCLA, addressed 83 Marymount High School seniors who accepted diplomas May 24 at their on-campus graduation ceremony. Sork has conducted research in the field of landscape genomics, and is particularly concerned with the ecological and genetic processes that will determine whether California oaks will tolerate climate change.

THERE ARE 64 seniors in the class of 2019 graduating from Shalhevet High School on June 2.

Two valedictorians and a salutatorian will address the 64 matriculating seniors at Shalhevet High School Sun., June 2. The graduating class will show a video presentation of their senior trip to Poland and Israel. Jean and Dr. Jerry Friedman, Founder of Shalhevet, will present the Menschlikeit Award.

PILGRIM SCHOOL will celebrate 27 graduates this year.

The 27 high school graduates at Pilgrim School will be congratulated and addressed by Paul Barsky, head of school at Pilgrim. The ceremony will be in the main sanctuary of First Congregational Church Mon., June 3.

There will be 350 Fairfax High seniors graduating at West Angeles Cathedral Thurs., June 6.

The valedictorian and salutatorian will address 265 Los Angeles High School 2019 graduates accepting diplomas on the campus athletic field Thurs., June 6.

Westridge School will graduate 75 seniors at the commencement ceremony at Frank Field Fri., June 7.

There will be 292 Harvard-Westlake graduates accepting diplomas on the school’s Ted Slavin Field Fri., June 7.

THERE WILL be 111 seniors graduating from Larchmont Charter this year.

Larchmont Charter High School, Lafayette Campus, has 111 seniors graduating this year at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles on Fri., June 14.

There were 17 seniors who accepted diplomas at New Covenant Academy on campus on May 16.

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