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Scientists, executives inspire seniors This year is Larchmont Charter’s first graduating class, plus an actor, a Fox executive and scientists are among area commencement speakers for this year’s graduating classes. Rita Tuzon, executive vice president and general counsel at Fox Network Group, addressed 100 Marymount High School seniors May 27 at their on-campus graduation ceremony. Eighty-four Buckley seniors selected their long-time math teacher and senior class advisor, Sue Sherman, as speaker for their May 28 commencement. She has been at Buckley for 30 years and also is a California Interscholastic Federation winning tennis coach and upper school dean. Immaculate Heart’s 113 graduates heard Karie Huchting, Ph.D. May 31 at the Hollywood Bowl. Dr. Huchting is a 1996 Immaculate Heart alumna and assistant professor in quantitative research and educational leadership at Loyola Marymount University. Marlborough’s 80 seniors will accept their diplomas on the newly expanded Booth Field at the school Thurs., June 2. Loyola High School’s 308 graduating seniors will hear Grad_Ad-2016.qxp_Layout 1 5/19/16 Rick Caruso, the school’s board

College picks range from Windy City to East Coast Twin sisters set off for separate schools

RICK CARUSO, board chairman and owner of The Grove, will speak to Loyola grads.

MARK FEUERSTEIN, “Royal Pains” actor and former board member, will address Larchmont Charter’s first graduating class.

chairman, and who is the owner of The Grove, give the commencement address Sat., June 4 at the school’s Venice Blvd. campus.   Mark Brooks, departing head of school at Pilgrim, will address 21 seniors in the main sanctuary of First Congregational Church Mon., June 6. Los Angeles High School graduates will number 300 at their commencement ceremony on the campus football field Thurs., June 9. There will be 400 Fairfax High School seniors accepting diplomas at West Angeles Ca10:42 AM Page 1 thedral Thurs., June 9.

  Harvard-Westlake graduates will number 285 at their commencement on the school’s Ted Slavin Field Fri., June 10. Mark Feuerstein, former member of the school’s board of directors and a current Larchmont Charter parent, will address the first graduating senior class for Larchmont Charter High School at its Lafayette Campus. 43 in all will march across the stage Thurs., June 16 at Glendale Community College. Mark Feuerstein is also known for his work in film and television, including his leading role in the TV series “Royal Pains.”

By Billy Taylor Twins Ashley and Emily Kishibay are seniors at Immaculate Heart High School, but this fall they will matriculate separately for the first time. The two girls attended Third Street Elementary and then Immaculate Heart middle and high schools together, but when it came to choosing a university they made different decisions. However, they won’t be too far apart because they both picked all-girls colleges in Massachusetts. Ashley will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in central Massachusetts, while Emily will be in the western part of the state at Mount Holyoke. “I love WPI’s beautiful campus,” says Ashley, “but it was their unique courses and supportive environment that really tipped the scale.” Ashley says she started her search by identifying 10 colleges that had a focus in math and science, and visited six of them. She narrowed the list to three, which included

Ashley and Emily Kishibay

Wellesley and Smith, before deciding on WPI. Ashley says she is focused on studying Chemistry, but is keeping an open mind. For Emily, it was a difficult decision. “Especially with the numerous enticing brochures and letters sent to me and my parents,” she says. She started her search with a list of 12 schools with good computer science programs, and narrowed that list to include Wellesley and WPI, before deciding on Mount Holyoke. The twins’ mother Donna Kishibay says that because they have been together their entire lives, “this will be a new (Please turn to page 4)

Congratulations Class of 2016 Graduates will be attending the following colleges and universities:

American University

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Pepperdine University

University of California, Los Angeles

Bates College

Emerson College

Rhode Island School of Design

University of California, Santa Cruz

Duke University

Bard College

Belmont University

Evergree State University

Bentley University

Georgetown Universtiy

Franklin University Switzerland

Bennington College

Gonzaga University

Boston University

Harvard College

Cal Arts

California Lutheran University

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, Northridge Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University Colgate University Colorado College Cornell University DePaul University

Florida Atlantic University Howard University

Indiana University at Bloomington Kenyon College

Lehigh University

Monmouth University New York University

Northwestern University

Parsons School of Design

Pitzer College

Santa Monica College

Sarah Lawrence College School of Visual Arts Skidmore College

Southern California Institute of Architecture Southern Methodist University Stanford University

The George Washington University The New School

The University of Iowa Tufts University

Tulane University

University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis

University of California, Riverside University of Chicago

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Michigan University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California University of Vermont

University of Wisconsin Vanderbilt University

Wake Forest University Wellesley College Williams College Yale University

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GRADUATES OF 2016 GRADUATES (Continued from page 2) adventure for them for sure.” Both girls say the college application process has consumed their senior year. “We had to remember that doing well in our classes was still a priority,” says Emily. Talking to counselors and researching colleges online were both helpful to Ashley, who says she even finished her applications “with time to spare.” Aside from academics, both girls have a strong commitment to the arts and community service. Since about the age of 9, they have studied music at the Colburn School — Ashley plays the flute and Emily plays the clarinet and guitar. And for the past three summers, they have both participated in the Sierra Service Project, which includes missions to lowincome communities throughout the western United States.

In search of a catholic university, near a major city Windsor Square resident Henry Hawley says although Larchmont has been an active part of his life, he is eager to attend Boston College to experience a

new region of the country. “Living just a few blocks away, many of my weekly activities included trips to Larchmont Blvd,” says Hawley, who recalls frequent pickups from Village Pizzeria, lunches with his grandfather at the former Larchmont Deli and buying groceries from the Henry Hawley Sunday farmer’s market. A senior at Loyola High School, Hawley attended Saint Brendan School and is an active parishioner at Saint Brendan Church with his family. “I am the product of Catholic and Jesuit education, and I wanted to continue that tradition of educating the whole person at a Catholic institution,” said Hawley on how he started his search for a university. “I considered seven Catholic colleges, five of which were Jesuit institutions,” he says. After visiting all seven schools on his short-list, Hawley narrowed his top three to Georgetown, Boston College and Notre Dame. Ultimately, Hawley decided

on Boston College because of its “stellar academics,” large student body, and its proximity to a major city. According to Hawley, six other Loyola seniors will attend Boston College with him in the fall. “I have had an active interest in politics, government procedure and citizen involvement since I started high school,” says Hawley, who plans on majoring in political science with a minor in art history. He adds that he is “extremely excited” to start pursuing these topics, noting that the presidential election season this fall “will provide for an incredibly unique learning opportunity.”

A college with plenty to offer, close to home Koreatown resident Arlin Alas says she started her senior year at Los Angeles High School with no idea where she wanted to study next. “I wasn’t s u r e where to attend, but I wanted to find Arlin Alas a school

near me,” says Alas. Having grown up near the intersection of Wilshire and Western with her family, Alas says she has watched the area change for the better: “Now my neighborhood is wide open with a variety of shops, including coffee shops, grocery stores, boutiques and flower shops.” Alas says her senior year has been chaotic as she tries to balance academics with extra curricular activities. In addition to her schoolwork, Alas is on the track and field team and an editor for her school newspaper, she also is a student columnist for the Larchmont Chronicle. “I thought that my last year would be smooth, but it has been quite busy,” she explains. Alas says she depended on her school counselor for help with SATs and college applications, but in the end couldn’t decide between a Cal State campus: “I currently haven’t decided on a major, or even a career that I’d like to pursue.” With that in mind, she made the practical decision to attend Los Angeles City College for the first two years, with the intention to transfer: “Maybe UCLA or UCSB, that’s my goal,” says Alas. “I need more time to think about majors and my interests,” she concludes.

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To apply for early admission, or not, a tough decision For Marymount High School senior Norani Abilo, the year has been “a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end.” Abilo grew up in Hancock Park and attended Saint B r e n dan until eighth grade. “As Norani Abilo the neighborhood that helped my single mother raise me, I hold the Hancock Park community dear to my heart,” she says. Abilo started her search by identifying 13 colleges: 11 schools in California and two out-of-state. Last summer she visited all 13 and narrowed the list to her top three: Pomona College, UC Berkeley and Stanford University. "I knew Pomona was my first choice after visiting the campus, talking to students and faculty and doing my own research," she says. The most difficult part of the process, according to Abilo, was deciding whether or (Please turn to page 11)

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Names and numbers below represent a select list of acceptances for the Class of 2016. All institutions with at least one Marymount graduate attending are denoted in bold. Amherst College Babson College Bard College (7) Barnard College Bates College (2) Belmont University Boston College (8) Boston University (7) Brown University (2) Bucknell University Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (3) Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Chapman University (5) Claremont McKenna College (2) Colby College Colgate University (4) College of Charleston (2) College of the Holy Cross College of William and Mary Columbia University (2) Connecticut College Cornell University Dartmouth College (2) DePaul University (4) Duke University (2) Duquesne University Emerson College (4) Emory University (2) Fordham University (20) George Washington University (8) Georgetown University (2) Georgia Institute of Technology Gettysburg College

Gnomon School of Visual Effects Gonzaga University (2) Grinnell College Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Hobart & William Smith Colleges (3) Johns Hopkins University (3) Kenyon College (2) Lafayette College (3) Lewis & Clark College (4) Loyola Marymount University (11) Marist College (3) McGill University (4) New York University (11) Northeastern University (7) Northwestern University Oberlin College Pitzer College Pomona College Purdue University (3) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (3) Santa Clara University (11) Sarah Lawrence College (3) Skidmore College (2) Smith College Southern Methodist University (5) St. John’s University (2) Stanford University (3) Swarthmore College Syracuse University (4) Texas Christian University (2) The New School (6) Tufts University Tulane University (4)

University of Arizona (7) University College London University of British Columbia University of California, Berkeley (17) University of California, Davis (8) University of California, Irvine (7) University of California, Los Angeles (11) University of California, San Diego (13) University of California, Santa Barbara (19) University of Chicago University of Colorado, Boulder (7) University of Edinburgh (2) University of Michigan (5) University of Notre Dame (3) University of Oregon (7) University of the Pacific (2) University of Pennsylvania (2) University of Richmond University of Rochester (2) University of San Diego (5) University of San Francisco (17) University of Southern California (7) University of St. Andrews University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia (2) University of Washington (9) University of Wisconsin (4) Vanderbilt University Vassar College Villanova University (6) Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis (3) Whitman College (3) Xavier University (2)

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GRADUATES OF 2016 Rooted in Tradition. Inspired by Innovation.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

This year’s 6th grade graduates have been accepted to: Archer School for Girls Brentwood School The Buckley School Campbell Hall School Flintridge Prep Harvard-Westlake School Marlborough School New Roads School Oakwood School Pilgrim School Sierra Canyon School Viewpoint School Waverly School Wildwood School Windward School 13639 Victory Boulevard, Valley Glen, CA 91401 818.782.4001 •

New principal named at Immaculate Heart School with long-time ties By Billy Taylor Immaculate Heart Principal Virginia Hurst will retire July 1, and an alumnus with longtime ties with the school will take her place. Naemah Morris—class of 1995—was tapped to replace Hurst, who has been associated with the high school for more than 50 years, serving the past 19 years as principal. In a statement on the decision, Immaculate Heart’s president Maureen Diekmann praised Hurst’s service, and said she is confident that Morris will work to be a “faithful steward” of Hurst’s legacy. “As we transition to new leadership, it is Ms. Morris’ deep understanding of the core mission and philosophy of the school that will continue to grow this unique and remarkable institution that is so important to our present students and our thousands of alumnae,” said Diekmann. Five years after graduating, Morris returned to her alma mater in 2000, and has since served the school in several roles as both an educator and administrator. Outgoing principal, Ms. Hurst, says she “enthusiastically” welcomes Morris to the role, and says the new principal will bring “a new energy and enthusiasm to this position.” Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart educates young women in grades sixth through 12 from its location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. For more information, visit

VIRGINIA HURST has been with the school half a century.

INCOMING principal Naemah Morris.

NEW ROADS SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2016 HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT IN A DIVERSE AND IMPRESSIVE RANGE OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. BEST WISHES GRADUATES ON THE ROAD AHEAD! American University Amherst College Babson College Bard College Belmont University Bennington College Bentley University Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Bradley University Brandeis University Brown University California College of the Arts (San Francisco) California Institute of the Arts California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Carleton College Case Western Reserve University Chapman University City of Westminster College Clark University College of William and Mary Colorado College Cornell University Denison University Dickinson College Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus/Rose Hill Campus Gettysburg College Goucher College Hampshire College Harvard University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hofstra University

Howard University Indiana University at Bloomington Ithaca College Kalamazoo College Lawrence University Lewis & Clark College Linfield College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University New Orleans Middlebury College Mills College Muhlenberg College New York University Northeastern University Northwestern University Oberlin College Occidental College Ohio Wesleyan University Oregon State University Otis College of Art and Design Pace University, New York City Pomona College Quinnipiac University Reed College Rhode Island School of Design Rice University San Diego State University Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Seattle University Smith College Southern Methodist University St. John's University - Queens Campus Stanford University Suffolk University Syracuse University Technologico de Monterrey

Temple University The Culinary Institute of America The Evergreen State College The New School - All Divisions The Ohio State University The University of Georgia The University of Iowa Trinity College Tulane University University of Brighton University of California, Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz University of Colorado at Boulder University of Connecticut University of Denver University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Kansas University of Michigan University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Portland University of Puget Sound University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Washington University of Wisconsin, Madison Vassar College Wesleyan University Whitman College Willamette University Williams College Xavier University SEE MORE Experience/College-Counseling

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Immaculate Heart Congratulates the Class of 2016! A Private, Catholic, College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 6 – 12

Our graduates have been accepted at universities and colleges across the country, including: American University Bard College Boston University Brown University Bryn Mawr College California State Universities Cal State Poly Pomona Cal State Poly San Luis Obispo Catholic University of America Columbia University DePaul University Emerson University Fordham University Gonzaga University Hamilton College Hampton University Howard University Indiana University Bloomington Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Marist College Marquette University Mount Holyoke College Mount St. Mary’s University New York University Northeastern University Oberlin College

Pepperdine University Purdue University Regis University Rice University Santa Clara University Seattle University Simmons College Spelman College St. Olaf College Syracuse University UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz University of Alabama University of Connecticut University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Virginia Vassar College Villanova University Wheaton College Whitman College

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GRADUATES OF 2016 Larchmont Charter students launch ‘LCS Roots’ newspaper


Congratulations to the Cathedral Chapel School 2016 Graduating Class! Jeremiah Alemayehu Jonathan Alkhouri Isabella Andrade Emilee Anderson Brandon Chandler Danford Cho Michael Choi Nicholas Chung Uriel Ferguson Yzabela Fontila Maliyah Goka Alvin Gong Kylie Guest Blake Hildebrandt Emily Jang Karthik Jayaraman Angelina Kim Jennie Kim Roy Lee Shannon McIntyre Anne McLean Brenna Medrano Mia Mendoza Maria Carmela Molleda Chae Lynn Park Daniel Park Ivy Rosales Nicholas Terry

Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino St. Monica High School, Santa Monica Notre Dame Academy, L.A. Immaculate Heart High School, L.A. Phillips Exeter Academy, Andover, MA Cathedral High Math and Science Academy Loyola High School, L.A. Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks Loyola High School, L.A. Notre Dame Academy, L.A. Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks University High School, L.A. Palisades Charter High School St. Monica High School, Santa Monica Immaculate Heart High School, L.A. Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks Bishop Conaty - Our Lady of Loretto High School Immaculate Heart High School, L.A. St. Monica High School, Santa Monica St. Monica High School, Santa Monica St. Monica High School, Santa Monica Notre Dame Academy, L.A. Notre Dame Academy, L.A. Notre Dame Academy, L.A. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Cathedral High Math and Science Academy Notre Dame Academy, L.A. Regis High School, New York

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are able to collaborate and edit it By Billy Taylor A group of students at Larchmont together before the deadline.” Charter School’s Hollygrove campus Pratt says the project is generating — 815 N. El Centro Ave. — is learn- a lot of buzz on campus, with Larching at an early age the benefits and mont Charter students getting “very responsibilities of a free press, with excited about each issue. the launch of a new school newspaper, “The students enjoy reading what their peers have to say,” she explains. LCS Roots. “We published our first edition in In an attempt to keep readers comMarch with seven students. But since ing back each month, Pratt says the then, we have added more student student’s endeavor to include in the writers and a cartoonist,” says Allison newspaper something that’s interPratt, a fourth-grade teacher at Larch- esting or fun for all the grades: “In mont Charter who also serves as an our last edition we had an Earth Day word search, which was a big hit,” advisor for LCS Roots. With each new assignment, students she concludes. learn skills such as analytical thinking, clear writing and sensitivity to deadlines; and according to Pratt they are doing a “great job” of meeting deadlines, among other things. “Most students type their articles SEVEN STUDENTS founded LCS Roots with help from their on Google Docs teacher. Left to right, they are Maeve Vogl, Desi Garvey, Delia and share it Mizrahi, Ondine Bader, Leonel Rico, teacher Allison Pratt, Theo with me, so we Burston-Paul and Charlie Hoge.

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Nora Bustos • Aaron Cho • Vivian Chuang • Haley Colorado • Thea Davidson • Sofia Ellis • Amaya Hassan-Scott Ava Horowitz • Elijah Hull • Charles Hwang • Alonzo Jackson • William Johnson • Daniel Ju • Eileen Jung Madelyn Kaewmanaprasert • Ezra Katz • Victor Kazhokin • Santiago Kelly • Nathaniel Kim Chaerim Kim-Worthington • Jesse Lamon • Jedo Lee • Justin Lee • Glenville March III • Skye McDiarmid Frances McFetridge • Elia Min • Dylan Park • Shine Park • Cire Portegies • Stephen Purdum • Alexander Rice Lily Richardson • Camille Roth • Virginia Specktor • Phoebe Tatton • Bellamy Ware Leshaun Warner • Jack Wilcox • Ryan Younger

Thanks, Mrs. Dummett!

Best wishes and many, many thanks to 6th-grade teacher Ruby Dummett, who will graduate with the Class of 2016 after over 30 years of service to the students and families of St. James’. We will remain forever grateful to Mrs. Dummett for instilling in her students a love of literature and a sense of independence and responsibility.




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Turning Point turns new chapter

Christ the King CatholiC sChool

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Daniel Kim Jacob Lantin Desarey Manarang Andy Moran Elizabeth No Michelle Orozco Erick Palencia Christopher Pena Jacob Santua Karlo Toledo Azaclarisse Trillo Damian Zeron

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By Brooke Stewart After 28 years of service at Turning Point School, principal Deborah Richman is retiring as head of school at the end of June. Dr. Laura Konigsberg will take her place beginning July 1. Ms. Richman announced her decision to leave in January 2015 stating, “it is very clear to me that Turning Point School is poised to step into a bright future, and although leaving is bittersweet, I am excited to watch DEBORAH RICHMAN with two students making this exceptional community arts and crafts. continue to flourish.” Ms. Richman came to Turning Point in 1988, accepting an interim headship. At the time, Turning Point, which is located in Culver City and was founded in 1970, was a Montessori School grades K-6. Today it is an independent, co-ed day school enrolling students in preschool to middle school. Board President Steve Plum says of the incoming Dr. Konigsberg that she is “the ideal leader to build on the remarkable legacy that Deborah Richman has built over the past 28 years.” Dr. Konigsberg most recently served as associate head of Bentley School, a dual campus K-12 day school in Oakland, Calif., where she oversaw the K-8 campus for the past 15 years. Dr. Konigsberg has worked as a DR. KONIGSBERG teacher, dean, counselor and head of school throughout her career in education She shares many of Turning Point’s values, particularly global awareness – she lived abroad in Tokyo and London, during high school and college, respectively. Her two children, Jack (10) and Miles (6), will be attend(Please turn to page 11)

Los Angeles High School Takes Pride in Congratulating The Graduating Class of 2016 Accepted to the following Colleges And Universities

Azusa Pacific University Berklee College of Music Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Colorado State University CSU Bakersfield California College of the Arts CSU Channel Islands CSU Chico CSU Dominguez Hills CSU Fullerton CSU Humboldt CSU Long Beach CSU Los Angeles

CSU Northridge CSU Sacramento CSU San Bernardino CSU San Diego CSU San Francisco CSU Sonoma CSU Stanislaus East L A College Glendale College Grand Canyon University Juniata College Los Angeles College Los Angeles Trade Tech


Los Angeles High School 4650 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 323.900.2700 Lycoming Mount St. Mary’s Marymount University Pasadena College Pomona College Santa Monica College St. John’s University Texas Christian University The Art Institute UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Los Angeles

UC Los Angeles UC Merced UC Riverside UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UC San Diego University of Central Florida University of La Verne University of Minnesota University of the Pacific University of Southern CA University of Texas El Paso West LA College Whittier College Woodbury University Senior Awards Ceremony Monday, June 6th, 6-8pm L A High Corwin Theater Graduation Ceremony Thursday, June 9th, 5-7pm L A High Sports Field

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GRADUATES OF 2016 (Continued from page 4) not to apply "early decision" for Pomona. She says there is only a nine percent early decision acceptance rate, and if accepted, it means she would be committed to the school and would have to withdraw all other applications. Fortunately, she was accepted and is now the first student from Marymount to attend Pomona. "I applied hoping to major in biology," says Abilo, "however, my interests have been changing frequently within the last few weeks."

Campus visits help narrow long list of options The list of potential colleges for Georgia Rock started out 28 schools long, all of which she visited. “I narrowed it down,” she says, “and only applied to 16 of those.” Rock grew up in Country Club Park and attended St. Brendan School and then Marlborough High School. Throughout that time, Rock says she “spent an inordinate amount of time” socializing on Larchmont Blvd. But how does one begin to decide among 28 schools? Rock says her trips to all the various college campuses “were probably the most helpful thing I could do to prepare.” In the end, Rock narrowed her favorites to University of Chicago, UC Berkeley and Vassar. For Rock, the deciding factor came

down to the size of the campus and where she felt most comfortable: “I chose the University of Chicago because at 5,700 undergraduates it is the best size, and in the best locaGeorgia Rock tion (Chicago!). More than that, I felt very at home when I visited.” Rock is currently undecided on a major, but is looking forward to studying abroad at some point. What will she miss the most? “There is one other Marlborough girl coming to University of Chicago, and I’m sure we’ll lament the loss of Larchmont Wine and Cheese together,” says Rock.

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduating Class!

Hailey Bates ................................................................... Marymount Max Beristain......................................................................... Loyola Kassandra Bravo..............................................Notre Dame Academy Malia Campain ............................................................... Marymount James D’Atri ................................................................... Providence Abigail Donnelly.............................................................. Providence James Duchesneau................................................................. Loyola Shannon Ferraro-Dutton................................................ Marymount Carrington Greene........................................................... Providence Lily Harrell .................................................................... Marymount Jianna Herrera ..................................................... Immaculate Heart Samantha Hidalgo .......................................................... Marymount Audrey Hoen .................................................................. Marymount Grace Kaufman .................................................... Immaculate Heart Aidan Khare ........................................................................... Loyola Elissa Kim ..................................................................... Marymount Eric Kim ................................................................................ Loyola Claudia Lee .................................................................... Marymount Jinelle Lewis ................................................................ Saint Monica John Miller ............................................................................ Loyola Ty Milroy ..................................................................... Saint Monica Liam Norrix ................................................................ Saint Francis Arath Pedroza-Alberto ..................................................... Providence Octavio Pescador.................................................................... Loyola Ashley Piñon....................................................................... Mayfield Tyler Ratkovich ...................................................................... Loyola Maximillian Rauchberg........................................................... Loyola Elizabeth Rielly .............................................................. Marymount Randolph Roque, Jr...................................................... Saint Monica Justin Silva .................................................................. Saint Monica Sircey Smith ........................................................ Immaculate Heart


(Continued from page 10) ing Turning Point in the fall. As Turning Point turns a new chapter, Ms. Richman reflects on her time there. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to perform my life’s work in a remarkable environment. As I prepare to explore the wealth of opportunities and direction before me, I could not be more thrilled to welcome Dr. Laura Konigsberg as the next head of school.” For more information, visit

The Jesuit universities, the Ivys, the UCs, the top colleges in the nation:

Congratulations, Class of 2016 Loyola seniors will be attending the country’s leading colleges and universities including: Boston College Boston University Bowdoin College Brown University Claremont McKenna College Colgate University College of the Holy Cross College of William and Mary Colorado College Columbia University Connecticut College Duke University

Fordham University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Gonzaga University Harvard University Indiana University at Bloomington Johns Hopkins University Lafayette College Lehigh University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans

Marquette University Massachusetts Institute of Technology McGill University New York University Northeastern University Occidental College Pennsylvania State University Princeton University Purdue University Santa Clara University Southern Methodist University Stanford University

Swarthmore College Syracuse University Texas Christian University

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina

The George Washington University The Ohio State University Trinity University Tufts University Tulane University U. S.Military Academy, West Point University of Alabama

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University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Chicago University of Colorado at Boulder University of Edinburgh University of Michigan University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Texas, Austin University of Virginia University of Washington Vanderbilt University Villanova University Washington University in St. Louis Yale University




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WILSHIRE WARRIORS victorious 12U team ready to compete in the national Cooperstown Baseball Championship this summer.

PONY League to host closing-day fest, clinic By Brooke Stewart After a successful season, the Wilshire Warriors are hosting a fundraiser to support the upcoming trip to the Cooperstown Championship. The Warriors also will host a baseball skills clinic for baseball enthusiasts looking to improve their game. Wilshire Warriors PONY Baseball league is having the fundraising event during the season's closing day festivities at Pan Pacific Park on Sat., June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be two championship games (for players 10-12 years old) along with food, a silent auction, raffles, a home run derby and games including a dunk tank. All festivities will be held at baseball field #2 near the Fairfax

Branch Library. All proceeds from the day’s event will help defray the expenses of the Warriors 12U Club Team players, who are headed to Cooperstown, NY this summer to compete against 100 other teams in a national tournament. For all children looking to improve their baseball skills, the T3 Baseball clinic is the perfect opportunity this summer. T3 Baseball is run by the pro coach of the 11U team, with a camp staff composed of college baseball players. The clinic will be held on Wed., June 22 and Fri., June 24 at Pan Pacific Park and is open to children ages 7-13. For more information or to sign up, contact T3 Baseball at: or visit

CONGRATULATIONS! JB Culminating Class of 2016!

Best wishes to our students as they embark upon their college bound journey. Burroughs MS students are academically prepared and they successfully matriculate to the following schools: Bravo Medical Magnet

Loyola HS

Buckley School

Marshall HS SAS

Campbell Hall

Notre Dame HS

Cleveland Magnet

Pacific Hill HS

Fairfax HW & Visual Arts Magnet Hamilton HA & Humanities Magnet Hollywood HW SAS

St. Genevieve St. Mary’s Academy University HS SAS Venice HS

Immaculate Heart Los Angeles HS SAS

“If you think you can do it, you can.” John Burroughs

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UPCOMING EVENTS NJHS Closing Ceremony May 27, 2016 @ 4:00 PM | Grad Night June 3, 2016 @ Six Flags Magic Mountain 8th Grade Culmination Ceremony 1: June 10, 2016 @ 9:00 AM (Homeroom Teachers A-K) 8th Grade Culmination Ceremony 2: June 10, 2016 @ 1:30 PM (Homeroom Teachers L-Z) Last Day of Instruction June 10, 2016 (Student Dismissal @ 12:24 PM) A special THANK YOU to our Principal, Dr. Steve Martinez, our dedicated teachers, counselors, coordinators, administrators and staff for inspiring the students to do their best every day! 600 South McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90005 | | 323.549.5000

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TRACK TEAM, top left, Tyler Ratkovich, Justin Silva, Ty Milroy, Max Beristain, Caitlin Donovan and Kiyomi Genewick; bottom left: Hunter Campen and Jackson Wright.

St. Brendan Track Team finished first By Billy Taylor Competing against 65 other schools in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Championship Finals on May 3, St. Brendan had nine athletes represented. Three students placed first in their events, including Hunter Campen, Caitlin Donovan and Kiyomi Genewick. The varsity boys team also finished strong with four students earning a third-place finish, including Ty Milroy, Max Beristain, Tyler Ratkovich and Justin Silva. Having just launched its track program four years ago, the school is quickly earning a reputation for turning out strong runners. “When we first went to these meets, the announcer had no idea where we were from,” said Cathleen Genewick,

St. Brendan team manager. “They would stumble over themselves and say we were in Koreatown, or downtown,” says Genewick, adding, “but now they consistently announce ‘out of Hancock Park’ and name our runners by name.”

Local resident graduates from Hamilton College Hannah H. Cook, daughter of the late Justine and Doug Cook of Windsor Square, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in May from Hamilton College in central New York State. An anthropology major at Hamilton, Cook graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors in anthropology. She is also a graduate of Marlborough School.

SHOOT FOR THE STARS !!! The Class of 2016 has been accepted to:      Universtiy of California at Berkeley, Brown University, University of Notre Dame , Yale University, Stanford University, Princeton Universtiy, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California,  and many more fine institutions  across the country. A two-time U.S. Department of Education “Excellence in Education” Award Recipient, Notre Dame Academy is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young women located in West Los Angeles.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

High School Acceptances: Buckley School | Campbell Hall | Cate School | Crossroads School | Flintridge Sacred Heart | ICL Academy Le Lycee Français de Los Angeles High School | Loyola High School | Marlborough School | Marymount High School | New Roads School Notre Dame Academy | Pacifica Christian High School | Sierra Canyon School | St. Bernard High School Viewpoint School | Vistamar School | Wildwood School 8780 National Boulevard | Culver City, California 90232 | T 310.841.2505 F 310.841.5420


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GRADUATES OF 2016 Sunshine League victories

IMMACULATE HEART sports teams finished the season as league champions. The track and field team, which had a perfect 8-0 record, top photo, shows the Sunshine League champions trophy. Not to be outdone, varsity and junior varsity swim teams, below, each won first place in the Sunshine League.

cho Horizon students once again impressed middle schools across Los Angeles with their innovative problem solving skills and love of learning. Keep an eye on our “super stars” as they take their learning to the next level and shine all around our city.

Middle School Acceptances The Archer School for Girls

Magnolia Charter School

Brentwood School

Marlborough School

The Buckley School

Milken Community Schools

Campbell Hall School

New Roads School

Crossroads School

Oakwood School

Harvard-Westlake School

Wildwood School

Hutchinson Middle School

Windward School

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GRADUATES OF 2016 Samantha Bates Ira Corne Mia Elkins Maya Ellin Charles Frank Dexter Frank Aaron Freedman Mimi Gilbert

Quincy Rose Gordon Sofia Grossman Manning Haskal Sophie Hauselman Grace Kumble Jonas Lipofsky Lucy Lipofsky Jacqueline Marks Lilah Pate

Jonny Rousso Mikey Schwartz Abby Sosnow Eden Sweet Ava Tartakovsky Ellis Weiner Ma’ayan Weisbaum-Shakhnis Jade Zoller Ryan Zoller

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates on being accepted to:

Archer School for Girls • The Buckley School Campbell Hall • Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Flintridge Preparatory • Harvard-Westlake School Marlborough School • Milken Community School New Roads School • Oakwood School Pressman Academy • Windward School


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Members of the Westridge Class of 2016 will continue their educational pursuits at the following institutions: American University (2) Barnard College Boston University (2) University of California at: Berkeley Santa Barbara (2) University of Chicago (3) Colgate University Columbia University Davidson College University of Denver Duke University Emerson College Georgetown University Grinnell College Harvard College (2) Lawrence University Loyola University New Orleans

University of Maryland (2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Miami New York University (2) Oregon State University Purdue University Rice University University of San Francisco (2) Santa Clara University University of Southern California (3) Stanford University Vassar College Washington University in St. Louis (5) Westmont College Whittier College

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