Pomp, circumstance is back, in person

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

SENIORS at Episcopal School of Los Angeles will graduate June 11.

Graduation season is here, and unlike recent years when the pandemic curbed ceremonies to socially distanced virtual and drive-by events, this year’s graduates will be flipping their tassels live before moving on to the next stages of their lives.
Here are some of our area schools’ graduation ceremony plans:

Episcopal School of Los Angeles will have 19 graduates at its ceremony Sat., June 11 on the school’s West Campus. The seniors will elect a student speaker from their class.

About 400 seniors will graduate from Fairfax High on Thurs., June 9 at 10 a.m. in the school’s football field.

At the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA), 35 seniors will receive diplomas on the school field Thurs., June 9 at 6 p.m.
“We are extremely proud of our class of 2022,” said GALA principal Dr. Liz Hicks.

“All are graduating and have been accepted to four-year universities, including two QuestBridge Scholars who will attend Duke and Penn,” she added.

SPEAKER at Immaculate Heart, Christine Knudsen.

Harvard Westlake commencement is on Fri., June 10 at 10:30 a.m. on the Upper School campus. The class of 2022 has 283 graduates.

Immaculate Heart High School’s 116th commencement took place May 31 at the Hollywood Bowl; 94 seniors received their diplomas. Keynote speaker was Christine Knudsen, who retired from Immaculate Heart High in 2019 after 31 years as theology instructor and department chair. Knudsen is the author of “Engaging the Heart: Spirituality for Teenagers.”

GRADUATING SENIORS strike a pose at Larchmont Charter School.

Larchmont Charter will graduate 122 seniors on Fri., June 10 at First Congregational Church on Sixth Street. Keynote speaker is Mario Perez, director of the Division of HIV and STD Programs for the County of Los Angeles, Dept of Public Health.

GRADUATING class at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles.

Le Lycée Français De Los Angeles graduation of 36 seniors will take place Fri., June 10 at 10 a.m. in the school gym on National Boulevard.

Los Angeles High has 290 seniors graduating on campus Thurs., June 9 at 3 p.m. on the school field. Assistant Principal Iheanyichukwu Nkwocha is the keynote speaker.

LOYOLAN seniors on “signing day,” when they commit to play in the athletic programs of the colleges of their choice.

Loyola High’s 319 seniors graduate Sat., June 4 at 9 a.m. on the campus at Hayden Circle.

Marlborough graduated 87 seniors on May 26. School board chair, head of school, senior class president, student body president and valedictorian all spoke at the ceremony.

Dr. Maryanne Wolf, director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice, is the keynote speaker at Marymount High School Los Angeles, where 82 seniors graduated May 27 on the campus.

MARLBOROUGH graduating seniors in their college sweatshirts.

NEW COVENANT’S graduating class with Principal Jason Song.

New Covenant Academy graduated 19 seniors May 19. School trustee, Christopher Quinn, was the commencement speaker.

SENIORS at Notre Dame Academy pose in sweatshirts from their respective colleges and universities.

Several seniors have already purchased sweatshirts from their respective college and universities at Notre Dame Academy, where 75 seniors will graduate on Sat., June 4 at 4 p.m.

PILGRIM’S class of 2022.

Pilgrim School’s graduating class of 19 students will graduate on Mon., June 6 at 6 p.m. in the campus sanctuary. Each senior will receives a “Senior Portrait,” which includes a chosen faculty member who honors them and speaks about the student’s time at Pilgrim.

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