Schools recommence in-person graduation ceremonies

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

NEW COVENANT ACADEMY class of 2021 surrounds principal Jason Song, center.

During a year unlike most, seniors, their families and school officials worked together to create commencement ceremonies that were safe, hopeful and properly acknowledged the accomplishments of the class of 2021.

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Danielle Sanchez

Immaculate Heart High School, class of 1991 graduate, Tyra Banks, addressed 108 seniors Wed., June 2 at the Hollywood Bowl. Banks is an entrepreneur, supermodel and Emmy-award-winning television producer and personality.

This year’s student speaker for Immaculate Heart was Danielle Sanchez.

Last year, Immaculate Heart High School broke with their long tradition of commencement ceremonies at the Hollywood Bowl and held a socially distanced ceremony for 2020 graduates in the gardens on campus.

Westridge School will present diplomas to 75 seniors at an outdoor celebration Fri., June 4.

Accepting diplomas will be 46 students graduating at Shalhevet Fri., June 4.

Tyra Banks

Loyola High School will honor 293 graduating seniors at Hank Hernandez Memorial Field on Sat., June 6. In addition, in acknowledgement of last year’s class, which held a virtual ceremony, there will be an on-campus celebration on the eve of the feast day of St. Ignatius, Fri., July 30, at the newly re-imagined Hayden Circle.

At Pilgrim School, 20 high school seniors will graduate Mon., June 7 on the “Field of Dreams” athletic field.

The Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) honors 45 seniors graduating at an outdoor on-campus ceremony on Wed., June 9.

Episcopal School of Los Angeles will hold an on-campus outdoor ceremony for its 25 graduating seniors Fri., June 11. Interim head of school Andrew Wooden will address the students. Last year’s commencement was held online.

Harvard-Westlake graduates will number 285 as they accept diplomas in an outdoor ceremony on campus on Ted Slavin Field Fri., June 11.

There will be 425 Fairfax High students graduating at a socially distanced ceremony at Van Cleve Field stadium Fri., June 11.

Larchmont Charter High School’s 89 seniors will be accepting diplomas Fri., June 11 at the Million Dollar Theater. Of those graduates, 18 have been together since kindergarten. Besides having an in person commencement ceremony this year, Larchmont Charter also is holding an in-person Prom and Grad Night.

NEW COVENANT ACADEMY school principal Jason Song addresses seniors at graduation.

Earlier commencement ceremonies

MARLBOROUGH GRADUATES before their procession across the lawn.

School principal Jason Song addressed 20 seniors who accepted diplomas in an outdoor ceremony at New Covenant Academy May 13. Capt. Estrada of the U.S. Navy officially welcomed graduate Vincent Kim to the Naval Academy. He follows his sister, Ami, (class of 2019) who was also accepted into the Naval Academy.

VINCENT KIM, New Covenant Academy, is officially accepted into the Naval Academy by Capt. Estrada.

There were 87 seniors who accepted diplomas on Booth Field at Marlborough School May 27.

Marymount High School held an outdoor ceremony for 95 seniors Fri., May 28.

The following schools had not confirmed details by press time, but have commencement ceremonies scheduled.

Buckley seniors graduated Fri., May 28 on campus at the Disney Family Pavilion.

Notre Dame Academy seniors accepted their diplomas Sat., May 29.

Seniors at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts graduated Wed., June 2.

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles has Mon., June 7 as the school’s commencement date.

Los Angeles High School will hold a commencement ceremony on the athletic field Thurs., June 11.

CAP, GOWN & MASK was the academic regalia for Marlborough Head of School Dr. Priscilla Sands distributing diplomas to 2021 graduates.

MARLBOROUGH CLASS OF 2021 members gathered on stage for their outdoor graduation ceremonies.

CAPS FLEW IN THE AIR to celebrate the end of high school and the commencement of the next stage of Marlborough graduates’ lives. Photos by Laura Kleinhenz, Docuvitae

Marymount High School’s Class of 2021 graduated on May 28.


AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY was held for the 95 seniors at Marymount High School.


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