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Olympic medalist, university president among commencement speakers

By Rachel Olivier An Olympic silver medalist, a bestselling author and journalist, president of Los Angeles’ only women’s university and managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers are among this year’s commencement speakers at area high school graduation ceremonies. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of “Ashley’s War” (2015) and “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” (2011), journalist, and adjunct senior fellow for women and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (as well as mother of children studying at Pilgim) will address 26 Pilgrim School seniors and their friends and families. The ceremony will be in the main sanctuary of First Congregational Church Mon., June 4. Anne Donovan, the U.S. People Innovation Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a member of Immaculate Heart’s board of trustees, will address 120 seniors and their guests at Immaculate Heart’s commencement Tues., June 5 at the Hollywood Bowl. At PwC, Donovan works on initiatives on work / life flexibil-

AUTHOR Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will speak at Pilgrim School graduation.

ity, development of workforce models and business strategies to support a more diverse and flexible workforce. She is the parent of two Immaculate Heart alumnae. Lauren Gibbs, 2002 alumna and winner of a silver medal in bobsled at the 2018 Winter Olympics, will address 75 graduating seniors at the commencement ceremony for Westridge School at Frank Field Fri., June 8. History Department chair Alexis Stern has been selected by 77 Buckley seniors to ad-

OLYMPIC SILVER Medalist Lauren Gibbs, class of ’02, will address Westridge School graduates. Photo by Molly Choma/USABS

dress them at their Fri., June 1 commencement. Loyola High School’s board of directors chair, and owner of The Grove, Rick Caruso will address 293 graduating seniors as they stride across the platform to receive their diplomas Sat., June 2 at Hayden Circle in front of Loyola Hall. Los Angeles Unified School District board member Nick Melvoin will address 450 Fairfax High seniors and their guests at West Angeles Cathedral Wed., June 6. There will be 234 Los Ange-

LAUREN GIBBS, Westridge School class of ’02, left, during a bobsled race in Park City, UT. Photo by Molly Choma/USABS

les High School graduates accepting diplomas on the campus athletic field Wed., June 6. There will be 283 HarvardWestlake graduates accepting diplomas on the school’s Ted Slavin Field Fri., June 8. Larchmont Charter High School, Lafayette Campus, has 77 seniors this year, seven of whom have been together since kindergarten. Alicia Lara, senior vice president of impact at United Way, will address the graduates at First

Congregational Church on Fri., June 15. Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, 12th president of Mount Saint Mary’s University, the only women’s university in Los Angeles, addressed 96 Marymount High School seniors and their friends and families May 25 at their on-campus graduation ceremony. Marlborough’s 89 seniors accepted their diplomas on Booth Field at the campus Thurs., May 31.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

High School Acceptances: The Archer School for Girls | Brentwood School* | Buckley School* | Campbell Hall* | Cate School* | Crossroads School* deToledo High School | Episcopal School of Los Angeles | Geffen Academy | Hamilton High School Magnet Academy of Music and Performing Arts* Harvard Westlake School* | Maranatha High School* | Marymount High School | Milken Community Schools | New Roads School* Notre Dame Academy* | Oakwood School | Pacifica Christian* | Palisades Charter High School* | Pilgrim School | St. Bernard High School* | St. Mary’s Academy Vistamar School* | The Webb Schools* | Westridge School for Girls | Wildwood School* | Windward School *Denotes enrollment

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Local high school graduates reveal their choices for college transfer to a local four-year university from there. In the long term, Lily has her eyes set on a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, where she can continue her work as an advocate for the community that she loves.

By Billy Taylor

Community college offers local opportunities Fairfax High School senior Lily Larsen is a fifth-generation Angeleno with deep roots in the neighborhood. So when it came time to consider colleges, she decided to stay close to home. “Larchmont has been a part of my family for decades,” Larsen proudly explains. Since the 1940s, Lily’s family, the Larsens, have owned one of the most beloved properties in Brookside, a house known as Brookledge, which once included a magic shop owned by magician Lloyd Thayer. “My grandpa Bill and my great uncle Milt (Larsen) both attended Los Angeles High School in the early 1940s; they went on to found the Magic Castle in 1963.” As a young student, Lily was a part of the first class of Larchmont Charter School. For high school, Lily first attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and then transferred to Fairfax High School for her senior

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Student selects Ivy League school to study “Comm” Lily Larsen

year to allow her more time to devote to her work as a community organizer and activist. Even at her young age, Lily has been busy with volunteer work to improve her community. She serves as the youth representative on the Mid City Neighborhood Council as well as a member of Mayor Garcetti’s Youth Council, and in recent months she has worked on the Department of Public Health’s “Bigger Choices” campaign. She also has performed “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou at a Ted Talk event. Where to go after high school? For Lily, the answer is community college. The decision to stay local allows her to

study and continue her community work, with family and friends nearby. “While attending Santa Monica College (SMC) and working, I will also be interning at a local advertising agency,” says Lily, who notes that any free time will go toward volunteering for her mother’s non-profit, “The Los Angeles Drama Club,” which teaches Shakespeare to local youth at a low cost. “Los Angeles is my home, and I don’t plan on leaving.” At SMC, Lily says she will study general education her first year, with electives in political science and panAfrican studies. She hopes to

cho Horizon 6th Grade scholars were accepted to a wide variety of Middle Schools throughout Los Angeles. We are proud to announce that our 6th grade class of 2018 was accepted to the following schools:

Marlborough School senior Sydney Gough spent last summer crisscrossing the country on a journey to find the right university. “As part of the college application process, my mom and I went on three huge college tours before my senior year,” explains Gough, who notes that the duo visited more than 20 universities nationwide. In the end, Sydney narrowed her favorite campuses down to three: Cornell, Northwestern and Colgate. Essays were written, applications submitted. Then, she waited. A lifelong Hancock Park resident, Sydney has been an active member of her school and her community. In addition to her schoolwork, she served as an editor and jour-

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nalist for her school newspaper (“The Ultraviolet”) and for several years served as the Larchmont Chronicle school reporter for Marlborough. On the artistic side, Sydney studies voice lessons at the Colburn School, and she recently performed in a production of “Godspell” at the Hannon Theatre Company. Now, back to those college applications: After Sydney received acceptance letters from multiple schools, she had to finally pick one. “My decision was easy because Cornell was my first choice,” she explains. “I love the location, size and history of the school. The campus is beautiful and it has the perfect combination of good academics and school spirit for me.” (Please turn to page 6)

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HARVARD-WESTLAKE CLASS OF 2018!

Josette Abugov Eli Adler Miles Adler Andrew Ahn David Ahn Oliver Akhtarzad Iman Akram London Alexander Daria Arzy Diego Ayala-McCormick Jacqueline Ayestas Nicole Bahar Josie Baker Jordan Barkin Ellis Becker Jordan Bedikian Charlotte Bell Abner Benitez Gabriella Berchtold Batia Blank Natalie Blut Jack Borris Anneliese Breidsprecher Brandon Brown Michelle Burns Addison Button Diego Calderon Aileen Cano Lila Cardillo Brigid Cawley Uriah Celaya Justyn Chang Kelly Chang Benjamin Chasalow Jocelyn Chen Myria Chen Josef Peter Cherry Adele Chi Eun Seo Choi Gina Choi Natalie Choi Gisele Chu Jack Cohen Jacob Cohn Quintin Concoff Charles Connon Sarah Conway Strauss Cooperstein Michael Corrin Julia Cosgrove Madison Daum Claire Dennis Mycah Dottin Liam Douglass Justin Eitner Aubrey Elwes Marie Eric

Isabelle Eshraghi Oceania Eshraghi Dylan Faulcon Kylin Feng Grady Flaherty Charles Flippen Davis Ford Loren Franck Alexa Frandzel Ayanna Frey Allen Gan Henry Garvey Sidney Gathrid Michael Gaven Harry Gestetner Simon Gilbert Thomas Glover Jonathan Goldberg Jared Goldman Zachary Goldstein Maya Golob Anna Gong Dean Gordon William Granger Sofia Guillen Karina Guo Josue Gutierrez Elizabeth Haker Owen Hallinan Eleanor Halloran Shauna Hannani John Harbour Isabella Hedley Max Hernand Maya Hinkin Melanie Hirsch Andrew Hong Brittany Hong Abigail Howell Angel Hoyang Darren Huang Reid Hudgins Neil Iken Cameron Jones Taylor Jones Lena Kadogawa Calvin Kaleel Gabriel Kaplan Benjamin Kater Brooke Kawana Evan Keare Claire Keller Timothy Kihiczak Carolyn Kim Emory Kim Katie Kim Nicole Kim

Princie Kim Yusuke Kimura Alexander Klein Andrew Klein Jakob Klein Ethan Knight Caroline Koloff Kyung Koo Tyler Kornguth Kiannah Kossari Alexander Kravec Jane Kreshek Natalie Kroh Samuel Krutonog Kristin Kuwada Matteo Lauto Paul Leclerc Erin Lee Sarah Lee Marcus Leher Alexander Lennon Daniel Lesh Sophia Levy Zohar Levy Alexander Liang Nicholas Locke-Henderson Kelly Lopez Vivian Lu Yi Ying Luo Benjamin Major Mate Major Keller Maloney Jarett Malouf James Maniscalco Noah Martin Sam McCabe Kinly McCaffrey Austin McNab Jadene Meyer Lara Mikhail Ariana Miles Maximilian Mingst Elena Montoya Stanley Morris Angelica Navarro Anthony Ryan Navarro Denise Navarro Jacob Neuman Jonty Nobbs Tarin North Marc Novicoff Ryan O’Donnell Amanda Offor Esther Ollivier Indu Pandey Pria Pant Aaron Park

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the application process. Arum hopes to study chemistry with the intent to work in the field of forensic science. • • •

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According to Sydney, three other girls from her class are attending Cornell. “I am actually going to be a roommate with one of them,” she says. While matriculating at the Ivy League school, Sydney says she will major in communications. Career aspirations? “I don’t know exactly what I want to do,” she says. “But as of right now, my dream is to work at Vice Media.” • • •

Didn’t get first choice? Consider a transfer It is often said: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That is exactly the approach graduating senior Arum Butler-Sloss is taking toward his favorite university. The Pilgrim School senior started his college application process with a list of 14 schools, including five located in England. After some missing records forced him to drop the British schools, Arum narrowed his favorite options to three stateside: UC Berkeley, UCLA and Redlands University. “I was rejected by my top two colleges,” Arum admits. And even though his third choice

Deciding on an art school in Southern California

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sent him an acceptance letter, he says he couldn’t shake his strong desire to attend UC Berkeley. That’s when Arum decided to change his approach. He identified San Francisco State University — located a short 45-minute drive from Berkeley — as a good place to attend his freshman year, then he plans to transfer. “San Francisco State is close to Berkeley. So I’m planning to transfer to UC Berkeley next year,” he says. According to Arum, a couple of other Pilgrim students were accepted to UC Berkeley: “I’m somewhat jealous of them, but it’s nice to know they’ll only be a short drive away when I’m at San Francisco State.” He also thanks Pilgrim college counselor LaToya Franklin for her help in navigating

For an aspiring writer and director, there are few places better to study arts and entertainment than Southern California. And that’s exactly where Emma Brandenburg plans to learn the business. The Larchmont Charter senior took “SAT Prep” classes every Sunday for several months to prepare for the college application process. On top of that, Emma says she “toured colleges, produced student films and wrote more essays than I could count,” all in her search. Emma knew that she wanted to attend an art school with a strong program in visual and performing arts, but the question was, which one? After months of research, she narrowed her top picks to the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), ArtCenter College of Design and UCLA. With her top three picks identified, Emma was careful to choose the right school. She says that she took some classes

Emma Brandenburg

at ArtCenter, participated in a summer film program at UCLA and spent a lot of time meeting people who work at CalArts. Soon, it was obvious to her where she should go. “Ever since I was 10 I have always wanted to go to CalArts,” says Emma. “I chose this school over the others because it’s known for being very accepting to all different

kinds of creativity.” Emma says that she talked with several former CalArts graduates who all described their experiences as “beyond amazing.” While at CalArts, Emma says she is looking forward to creating films with surreal elements and dream sequences. Future aspirations? “It would be cool if I could win an Oscar, man.”

Immaculate Heart Congratulates the Class of 2018! 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 Art Center College of Design Bard College Boston College Boston University Brandeis University California State University, All Campuses Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Chapman University College of the Holy Cross Columbia University DePaul University Earlham College Emerson College Fordham University Gonzaga University Kenyon College Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Macalester College Mount Saint Mary’s University New York University Northeastern University Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences Occidental College Ohio Wesleyan University Pepperdine University Pratt Institute

Purdue University Reed College Rhode Island School of Design Rochester Institute of Technology Saint Mary’s College of California Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts Seattle University St. Olaf College Syracuse University Texas A&M University The Catholic University of America The George Washington University The University of Alabama The University of Arizona Tufts University Tulane University University of California, All Campuses University of Oregon University of Portland University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Wisconsin Vassar College Wesleyan University Whitman College

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We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2018 graduates who have achieved a 100% acceptance rate to four-year collegiate programs. Names and numbers below represent a select list of acceptances. All institutions with one or more graduates attending are denoted in bold. Academy of the Art University (2) American University (2) Amherst College Barnard College Boston College (8) Boston University (3) Brown University Bucknell University Colgate University (2) College of the Holy Cross (3) Dartmouth College (2) Emerson College (2) Emory University (4) Fordham University (15) Franklin University Switzerland George Washington University (11) Georgetown University (3) Grinnell College Kenyon College Lewis & Clark College (4) Loyola Marymount University (14) Miami University, Oxford (4) Middlebury College Mount Saint Mary’s University (2) New York University (2) Northeastern University (10) Northwestern University Oberlin College Reed College Santa Clara University (17) Southern Methodist University (9) St. John’s College

Stanford University Syracuse University (4) Texas Christian University (8) The New School - Parsons (2) Trinity College (2) Tulane University (10) University of California, Berkeley (8) University of California, Davis (8) University of California, Los Angeles (7) University of California, Riverside (5) University of California, Santa Barbara (9) University of California, Santa Cruz (12) University of Colorado at Boulder (12) University of Georgia University of Massachusetts (3) University of Miami (2) University of Michigan (7) University of Minnesota (2) University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania (3) University of Richmond University of San Diego (6) University of Southern California (13) University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia (2) University of Washington (7) University of Wisconsin, Madison (10) Vassar College Villanova University Wake Forest University Wesleyan University (2) Williams College

For more information on this outstanding group of young women, please visit: www.mhs-la.org/Classof2018

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Congratulations to the 2018 Graduating Class from Cathedral Chapel School! Christina Arguello

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Camoren Bowen

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Thomas Chang

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Malcolm Cleare

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Jalen Cofield

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Jalen Cox

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Hugo de Mendoza

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Gabriel Fonseca

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Kaitlyn Garcia

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Isabella Juarez

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April Kim

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Joon Kim

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Ryan Landrum-Alvarez

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Victor Rivera

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Marvin Rosales

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Joshua Sic

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Jeremiah Williams

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Annie Chantasirivisal, Astou Niane, Ho Jin Choi and Michelle Zvansky of Fairfax High School were awarded the 2018 Irene Epstein Memorial Scholarship in EPSTEIN AWARD winners, Michelle Zvansky, Annie ChantaMay. Each scholsirivisal, Astou Niane and Ho Jin Choi. arship is $2,500. Photo by Patricia Katzman Recipients must plan to study science, engineer- ety, and volunteers at a local library. ing, mathematics, nursing, or medi- Ho Jin Choi plans to attend UC Ircine in college. vine to study civil engineering. He is Annie Chantasirivisal is in the top in the top three percent of his class, two percent of her class with a GPA with a GPA above 4.0. Ho Jin is the above 4.1. Her Advanced Placement founder / president of the physics club, (AP) classes include calculus and sta- and active in clubs specializing in rotistics. Annie plans to study biology botics, coding, and chess. He is also a at UCLA. Her goal is to attend medi- member of the MENSA club. cal school and become an anesthesi- Michelle Zvansky plans to attend ologist. For the past two years, she has UCLA, majoring in life sciences. She been a volunteer for the Cedars-Sinai is in the top 2 percent of her class, Advanced Health Sciences program with a GPA of 4.0. Her goal is to be Astou Niane is in the top six per- come a healthcare provider. Michelle cent of her class with a GPA close to is founder / president of the math tu4.0. Her AP classes include computer toring club. She also plays piano and science, calculus, environmental sci- dances ballet. ence, biology, macro-economics, and Dr. Howard Katzman of The Aerostatistics. She plans to attend UC San space Corporation, and education of Diego to study science, specializing the Los Angeles Chapter of SAMPE in computer technology. She is in the announced the awards, which were school’s mathematical modeling club presented at a dinner at the Fortune and the National Junior Honor Soci- House on San Vicente Boulevard.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Pearl An Louise Apan Alexander Arenas Etienne Astudillo Karla Belmonte Amaya Bernardo Ahyeon (Irene) Cho Adrian Duenas Allyson Duenas Edith Estrada

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GRADUATES OF 2018 To the CEE Class of 2018: Oh, the places you’ll go!

TURNING POINT “Lifers.” Top from left: Kennedy Simpson, Jonah Pirnazar, Jack Beiley, Mae Green, Aden Juda. Seated, from left: Samuel Levitt, Jake Newman.

‘Lifers’ graduate from Turning Point

Turning Point Lifers, the seven graduates who have been with the school since preschool, include Larchmont Chronicle student columnist Jack Beiley. “They are all graduating eighth graders who started with Turning Point in preschool. Kids can go to our preschool for up to three years, so some of them have been going to school

here for 11 years!” according to the Culver City-based school spokesperson Courtney Baker. Turning Point School is 48 — just two years shy of its 50th! Its middle school was added in 2001, and the first eighth-grade class graduated in 2002. “Since that year, we always have a handful of ‘lifers’ as we call them,” Baker added.

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

Congratulations, Class of 2018 Loyola seniors will be attending the nation’s leading colleges and universities including: Arizona State University Baylor University Belmont University Bentley University Boston College California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State University, Long Beach California State University, Northridge California State University, San Marcos Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Colby College College of the Holy Cross Creighton University Dartmouth College Dominican University of California Duke University El Camino College Emory University Fordham University Georgetown University Gonzaga University

Grand Canyon University Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Holy Cross College Indiana University at Bloomington John Cabot University Kenyon College Lehigh University Los Angeles Valley College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Marist College Marquette University Marymount California University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Miami University, Oxford Middlebury College New York University Northeastern University Northwestern University Ohio Wesleyan University

Pasadena City College Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Pitzer College Purdue University Regis University Rhodes College Saint Mary’s College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Santa Monica College Seattle University South Dakota State University Southern Methodist University Stanford University Syracuse University Texas Christian University The New School The Ohio State University

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The University of Arizona The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of Texas, Austin The University of Texas, San Antonio Tufts University Tulane University United States Naval Academy University of California, Berkeley University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside 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 Denver University of Georgia University of La Verne

University of Miami University of Michigan University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Pittsburgh University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Toronto University of Utah University of Washington University of Wisconsin, Madison Vanderbilt University Villanova University Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Woodbury University Xavier University

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Rhythmic gymnast makes the Junior Olympic Team By Sarah Ryan Fiona Kim, an incoming seventh grader at Harvard-Westlake School, will represent her region on the Level 8 Junior Olympic Team for rhythmic gymnastics at Nationals on Wed., July 4 in North Carolina. Fiona, a Hancock Park resident who graduates from St. James’s School this month, is also a student of the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics in Culver City and the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. After winning bronze in the Region 1 Championships, Levels 7-10, in Orange in April, Fiona qualified for the team, representing California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico. Just weeks before, she had won the bronze medal for Level 8, competing against 38 other girls at the Southern California State Championships Levels 7-10 in San Diego. Fiona’s performance has allowed her to skip from Level 6 to 8 this year. According to her mother, Jennifer Kim, competing will only continue to get more difficult as Fiona ascends the levels. Level 10 is the highest, and only five-to-10 percent of the girls will achieve this level and be allowed to try out for the National Team, although that is Fiona’s goal. “It’s such a neat sport because there are not that many people who do it,”

FIONA KIM at the state championships in San Diego in April.

Photo by Eduard Acosta

Jennifer said. Fiona trains with Coach Diana Mkhitaryan, a professional rhythmic gymnast for 10 years who qualified for the U.S. National Team prior to coaching for the past eight years. Mkhitaryan’s students have competed in the World Cup championships, National Championships and Junior Olympics. Fiona’s training in the summer will include intensive programs at both the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and Marat Daukayev, in addition to private lessons with Mkhitaryan.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Nina McNicholas Adams

Lux Lilianna Frisina

Sarah P. Lohmar

Emily Lauren Raich

Sara Rene Assadi

Isabel Joy Gilmour

Ella Louise Malvino

Carmina Anne Raquel

Raina Nicole Bates

Gabrielle Sarah Golenberg

Cameron Teréz March

Kendall Auxvasse Rideout

Catherine Sara Beddingfield

Sydney Corets Gough

Elissa Jordan Markowitz

Danielle Rachel Sarraf

Isabel Nicole Casipe Bellon

Khloe Kimberly Green

Bridget Tara Masih

Rose Lyon Segan

Hazel Qian Chao Berger

Julie Ruth Hartman

Kayleigh Ann McDiarmid

Rowan Aubrey Smith

Lili Kate Bernstein

Olivia Claire Hockley-Rodes

Caroline Rhodes McGuire

Samantha Nicole Spanier

Timea Alice Birau

Hailey M. Horn-Bostel

Margaret Ahn Millar

Shira Yael Subar

Madeline Faith Borman

Jaden Christianna Hunter

Isabel Ruth Murr

Kyra Reece Terenzio

Emily Sarah Bragin

Emma Nicole Johnson

Claire Ruby Mutchnik

Aja SN Tom

Paulina Mary Isabelle Cárdenas

Katerina Louise Johnson

Malaika Zakiya Nall

Isabella Catherine Tracy

Mia Ophelia Coates

Caelan Jacqueline Johnston

Camille Thomas Navarro

Jordan Elizabeth Trester

Claire Glenn Cohen

Abigail Carolan Kadlec

Clara Louisa Nevins

Alexandra Nicole Vizents

Kristen Cooney

Olivia Grace Klubeck

Bridget Gately O’Callahan

Aliza Helena Walden

Juliana Mary Crotta-Cox

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Immaculate Heart students toast their alumna By Billy Taylor Students at Immaculate Heart celebrated last month the wedding of what is perhaps the school’s most famous alumna: Meghan Markle. The high school and middle school students gathered on the campus quad four days before the May 19 wedding to toast Markle, not only for her upcoming nuptials to Britain’s Prince Harry, but also for her dedication to service. Markle graduated from the all-girls school in 1999. “The idea that someone like her, who has had an upbringing so similar to ours, will now be able to voice her concerns on a global platform as an internationally recognized figure is a story that impacts

so many young women, especially the young women at our school,” student body president Mia Speier told the crowd. Together, the students raised glasses of lemonade. In addition to the toast, students celebrated the occasion by singing together the words of “Take on the World” by Sabrina Carpenter while dancing side-by-side. The celebrations continued in the early morning of May 19, when Immaculate Heart opened its auditorium at 3:30 a.m. for a live viewing party of the Royal wedding. More than 150 students and family members, as well as a handful of television news crews, arrived at the school in the early morning hours to stake out prime viewing spots. (Please turn to page 13)

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WAVING American and British flags, students cheer for alumna Meghan Markle.

FESTIVE HATS were worn by some at the viewing party.

STUDENT FAMILIES gather to watch a live viewing of the Royal wedding.

Congratulations Class of 2018 Colleges and universities that the Class of 2018 graduates will be attending include:

Bennington College

Berklee College of Music Boston University

Brandeis University Brown University

Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University Colburn School Colby College

Colgate University Colorado College

Connecticut College Duke University Elon University

Grinnell College

Howard University

Stanford University

University of Michigan

John Cabot University

The New School

University of Richmond

Indiana University at Bloomington Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College

Loyola Marymount University Michigan State University New York University

Northwestern University Oberlin College

Occidental College

Pasadena City College Santa Clara University

Sewanee: The University of the South Southern Methodist University

Syracuse University The University of Arizona Tulane University

United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy

University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis

University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside

University of California, Santa Cruz University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign University of Miami

University of Oregon

University of San Diego

University of Southern California

University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Utah

University of Wisconsin, Madison Vassar College

Washington University in St. Louis Weber State University Wesleyan University

Willamette University Williams College Yale University

Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving and responsible human beings.

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Young Meghan stood out at Hollywood Schoolhouse

By Suzan Filipek Long before she married a prince, Meghan Markle graduated from Hollywood Schoolhouse as a fifth grader in 1993. Former principal Debbie Wehbe remembers her well. “She stands out,” said Wehbe. Markle began as a three-year-old in preschool at the 310-student Highland Ave. school. She was in the Brownie troop with Wehbe’s daughter, Laila. “I had a lot of interaction with her,” said Wehbe. “The thing that really distinguished Meghan was her ability to give of herself to others. She was always very poised.” Wehbe, whose mother founded the school, recalled that, as Markle got older, she would give up her free period to help preschool teachers with the younger children. At age 11, she was not only able to problem solve verbally, but she acted as a peer counselor. She had the ability to empathize and see other points of view. “She was highly evolved and mature. There are some students that stand out in your mind, and Meghan was one of those.” She recounted the often-told story of Meghan finding bias in a dishwashing liquid comercial. Watching the Procter & Gamble clip was part of an essay assignment. She “took it further and wrote to then-First Lady Hillary

Rooted in tradition. Inspired by innovation.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

FORMER PRINCPAL Debbie Wehbe with Meghan Markle.

Clinton and Procter & Gamble about the sexist nature of the commercial, which she believed implied only women washed dishes. These are huge steps for an 11-year old,” said Wehbe.

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(Continued from page 12) Many students wore festive hats and fascinators for the occasion. When asked why she was watching the event, theology teacher Maria Pollia, who taught Markle, said: “At least this way, I have a sense that I can be with her and encourage her and pray for her in the wonderful step she is taking in her life. I am very happy for her — and for Prince Harry.”

This year’s 6th grade graduates have been accepted to: Archer School for Girls Brentwood School The Buckley School Brighton Hall School Campbell Hall School Geffen Academy at UCLA Harvard-Westlake School Marlborough School Milken Community School Oakwood School Sierra Canyon School Viewpoint School 13639 Victory Boulevard, Valley Glen, CA 91401 818.782.4001 • www.laurenceschool.com

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Members of the Westridge Class of 2018 will continue their educational pursuits at the following institutions:

American University (2) The American University of Paris The University of Arizona Bard College Baylor University Boston University (2) Brown University (3) Cal State Long Beach UC Berkeley (2) UC Davis (2) UC Los Angeles

UC San Diego UC Santa Cruz Carnegie Mellon University Centre College Chapman University University of Chicago Claremont McKenna College (2) Colorado College (2) Columbia University Duke University Emerson College

Florida State University Fordham University (3) Indiana University at Bloomington (3) Johns Hopkins University University of La Verne Lewis & Clark College Long Island University, Brooklyn Marist College University of Michigan (3) New York University (4) Northeastern University (4)

Ohio Wesleyan University Oregon State University University of Oregon Pitzer College Pratt Institute Reed College Rice University University of Richmond San Francisco State University Sarah Lawrence College The University of Scranton

Seattle University University of Southern California (5) Stanford University (2) University of Toronto Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College Wesleyan University Whitman College Yale University

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5757 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 692- 0603 fusionacademy.com

Congratulations to the

Fusion Academy Miracle Mile

Class of 2018 Good luck onward & upward! Charlie - Conor - Hailey - Kate Lily - Luca - Nicholas - Oszkar Sam - Uriel - Wyatt

2018 LOS ANGELES Police Department Cadets assist with handing out giveaways at Dodger Stadium during games.

LAPD Cadet program fosters community involvement Youth ages 13 to 20 who want to learn more about how they might serve their community can apply to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Cadet Program, Olympic Division, 1130 S. Vermont Ave. Participants learn LAPD policy and procedures and how officers and civilians work together in the community. They go on field trips and to special events, such as assisting with giveaways at Dodger Stadium during games. In addition, they learn life and leadership skills while working with police officers and other cadets. This program also counts toward community service hours for most schools. Applicants should strive to be posi-

tive role models and want to make a lasting commitment to their community. They need to have a minimum 2.0 grade point average, be able to follow directions and be motivated, dedicated and have a positive attitude. Applicants also need a copy of their most recent report card, their immunization record and their doctor’s physical form, stamped by the doctor’s office. Apply in person at the weekly post meeting, every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Officer Escamilla or Officer Ahn at 213382-9130 or email 37380@lapd.online or 35718@lapd.online.


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Ebell scholars are star-studded

By Suzan Filipek This year the Ebell Club of Los Angeles awarded scholarships to 43 students as part of its longtime commitment to education. Two of the awardees —William Brooks and Katherine (Kate) Budak — are among the star-studded lineup. “All our scholars are,” said Ebell Scholarship Committee Chair Judith Day. In May, Brooks completed his degree in vocal performance at Cal State Northridge. He is a piano and voice instructor and teaches classical, musical theater and pop styles.    This summer, he will be interning at  Wolf  Trap Foundation for Performing Arts outside Washington D.C. In the future, he plans to apply to graduate school and get his master’s degree in public policy, hoping to work in the nonprofit or government sector, with an emphasis on the arts.     Budak is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and recent grad from ArtCenter College of Design, where she studied character design and visual development for animation. “I’m currently interning at FriendsWithYou, an art collaborative known for its large-scale installation art and animated Netflix children’s show,” she said. Her goal is to become a character designer and, “hopefully one day, a show creator for Cartoon Network.”  The scholars are chosen from a pool of applicants and William Brooks are awarded $5,000 a year for a maximum of three years. They must be residents of Los Angeles County. Ebell members started the scholarship fund in 1919 with $100. Education was core to the founders’ mission, and matching fund drives inspired members to reach deep into their pockets.  Today the Ebell Scholarship Committee oversees a multimillion-dollar fund. Chairperson Day joined the Ebell in 2012 after attending an open house at the women’s club. She was drawn to the architecture of the historic building, at 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., and she was impressed with what she found there. “The dues are affordable. You don’t Katherine Budak have to be wealthy to be a member,” she said. (Please turn to page 16)

Class of 2018

Secondary School Acceptances We are proud to share the success of our eighth grade students as they continue their journey in high school.

Congratulations to our Class of 2018 who received acceptances to the following schools:

Archer School for Girls Areté Preparatory Academy Brentwood School Buckley School Campbell Hall Crespi Carmelite High School Crossroads School Geffen Academy at UCLA Harvard-Westlake School Immaculate Heart High School Loyola High School Marymount High School Milken Community School

8509 Higuera Street, Culver City CA. 90232

New Roads School Notre Dame High School Oakwood School Pacifica Christian High School Polytechnic School Sierra Canyon School Tree Academy Viewpoint School Vistamar School Westridge School Wildwood School Windward School

310-815-0411 www.thewillows.org

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Congratulates Our Charter Class of 2018 From Strength to Strength Our Grade 6 graduates were accepted into these outstanding schools: Archer School for Girls • The Buckley School • Campbell Hall School • Chadwick School • The Episcopal School of Los Angeles • Marlborough School • Milken Community School • Oakwood School • Pilgrim School • Rolling Hills Preparatory School • Westridge School for Girls

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SCHOOL’S first graduating class.

CAMPUS is on the grounds of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

Brawerman Elementary School East celebrates first graduation By Sarah Ryan Brawerman Elementary School East will celebrate the milestone of its first graduating sixth-grade class in mid-June. The mission of the school, located in the historic grounds of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, is to “prepare students to participate successfully in an ever-changing global society as responsible citizens, shaped by their cherished Jewish identity and traditions.” The graduation ceremony will take place in the temple’s newly restored sanctuary, incorporating writing and music pieces that encompass the character of the class and

community. (See story on page 9, Sec. 2 about a June 24 public tour of the temple.) The 10 students of the graduating class will go on to top secondary schools in the Los Angeles area, having been accepted to Marlborough, Oakwood and Campbell Hall, among others. The 98-pupil school first opened in 2011 at the temple’s Erika J. Glazer Family Campus in the block surrounded by Sixth St. and Harvard, Wilshire and Hobart boulevards. Since then, the campus has undergone renovations, which were completed in 2015. New classrooms, a science lab and a music room are just some of

the new additions. Head of School Brandon Cohen reflected on how far the school has come, from having only 25 students when he took on his role, to now celebrating the school’s first graduates. “We are so proud of these students. They are exceptional. They are kind. They are bright. They represent everything we were hoping for,” Cohen said. Principal Gillian Feldman gave credit to the parents of the charter class for their pioneering vision. “These are families that came in here, heard people talk about what this place is

going to be and were visionary and bought into it and understood the greatness that was about to happen here,” Feld-

man said. Sarah Ryan is an incoming sophomore at Brown University.

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away, as the funds are not enough to match the need, but Day encourages applicants to try again. Some are selected after a few tries. Besides already being a freshman in college, applicants must have a 3.25 grade point average or higher, perform community service and need financial assistance. New and continuing scholars are invited to the annual awards night, which this year will be Sept. 13 at the Wilshire Ebell Theate.

(Continued from page 15) Day worked many years

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MARLBOROUGH CLASS of 2018 poses with “Edna” glasses.

Graduates, Class of 2018 Cover and back page photos in this special section show graduating classes of 2018 as well as a few from 2017. Among this year’s crop are Marlborough School graduates, top, donning “Edna” glasses, after a character from Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” Edna Marie “E” Mode makes “super suits” for superheroes, applying her own genius and super powers to create flexible suits to accommodate “supers” for every eventuality. See more graduates on page 18.

IMMACULATE HEART will return to the Hollywood Bowl this year.

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles We proudly present our students’ university acceptances for the Class of 2018. Congratulations Seniors!

American University American University of Paris (FR) Amherst College Arizona State University Bocconi University (IT) Boston College Boston University Bucknell University California College of the Arts California Polytechnic State University SLO California State University, Northridge Chapman University Colgate University Colorado College Concordia University (CAN) Cornell University DePaul University Duke University Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (SUI) EDHEC International BBA (FR) Emerson College ESMOD (FR) Fordham University Georgetown University

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Georgia Institute of Technology Hult International Business School (scholarships) IE University (SP) Instituto Marangoni (EUR) International Fashion Academy (FR) Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Loyola Marymount University (scholarships) McGill University (CAN) (scholarships) Middlebury College New York University Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Oregon State University Otis College of Art and Design (scholarship) Parsons School of Design Parsons Paris Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Rice University San Francisco State University

Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design School of Visual Arts Southern Methodist University Stevens Institute of Technology Syracuse University The George Washington University The King’s College (NY) (scholarship) The New School University of Arizona UC Berkeley & Sciences Po Dual BA program University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles (scholarships) University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of the Pacific (scholarship) University of Rochester University of San Diego University of Southern California (scholarships) University of St. Andrew’s (UK) University of Aberdeen (UK) Université de Montréal (CAN) Université du Québec à Montréal (CAN) University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Rochester University of Toronto (CAN) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Upper Iowa University (scholarship) Vanderbilt University Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University Whittier College Williams College

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2018 graduates

A CAP SAYS IT ALL for New Roads grads.

Dear Class of 2018, We are so proud of you for your acceptances into such a diverse and impressive range of colleges and universities. We wish you the best on the road ahead! Love, Your New Roads Family New Roads School is a K-12 independent school in Santa Monica. New Roads provides an inspired program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.

www.newroads.org

American University* Art Center College of Design* Bard College* Baruch College of the CUNY Beloit College Bennington College* Berklee College of Music Boston University* Bowling Green State University* Brooklyn College of the CUNY California Institute of the Arts* California Lutheran University* California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo*, Pomona California State University: Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento, San Marcos Carnegie Mellon University* Chapman University* Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science* Clark University* Colorado School of Mines* Colorado State University Columbia College Chicago (School of Fine & Performing Arts) Connecticut College Cornell University* Cornish College of the Arts Delaware Valley University DePaul University Drexel University Elon University Emerson College* Fordham University Georgetown University* Georgia Institute of Technology Gettysburg College Goucher College* Grambling State University Hampshire College* Harvey Mudd College Humboldt State University Indiana University at Bloomington * Schools selected by New Roads graduates

MARYMOUNT GRADS donned their nextyear college sweatshirts.

Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Knox College* La Salle University Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College* Loyola Marymount University* Maryland Institute College of Art Marymount Manhattan College Massachusetts Institute of Technology* Merrimack College Middlebury College* Mills College* New York University* Northeastern University* Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences* Occidental College Ohio Wesleyan University Pace University, New York City Pacific Northwest College of Art Pepperdine University Pitzer College Pratt Institute* Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Mary’s College of California San Diego State University* San Francisco Art Institute* San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Santa Monica College* Sarah Lawrence College* Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta School of the Art Institute of Chicago* School of Visual Arts Seattle University Skidmore College Smith College* Sonoma State University Southern Methodist University* Stevens Institute of Technology Syracuse University

Texas Christian University Texas Southern University The George Washington University The Glasgow School of Art The New School* The Ohio State University The University of Arizona The University of Montana, Western Tufts University Tulane University* Tuskegee University University of California: Berkeley*, Davis, Irvine*, Los Angeles*, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara*, Santa Cruz* University of Chicago* University of Colorado at Boulder* University of Denver University of Illinois at Chicago University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Michigan University of Notre Dame University of Oregon* University of Pennsylvania* University of Puget Sound* University of Redlands* University of Rochester* University of San Francisco University of Southern California* University of the Pacific University of Toronto University of Utah University of Washington University of Wisconsin, Madison* Vassar College Washington State University Wellesley College Wells College Wesleyan University Whitman College Whittier College* Willamette University Wittenberg University Worcester Polytechnic Institute Xavier University of Louisiana


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Wilshire Library plants garden, with help from friends and graduate

The Wilshire Branch library got a great start on its spring gardening last month, thanks to a $1,000 donation from the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society and the pitching in of several members of Friends of the Wilshire Library (FOWL), as well as many others. Potted plants and outdoor furniture were added to the patio, to make it more inviting. Mulch from Griffith Park (35 bags!) was roto-tilled into the soil, replacing some of the depleted dirt. Ruth Silveira, president SAVANNAH SMIT, Michelle Leon and Deborah Spector helped roto-till and move soil at of FOWL, noted the heft Wilshire Library garden. Above right: Graduate Eric Montelongo. of the soil and rocks that Clerk” Eric Montelongo. needed to be removed. Congratulations, Eric! “What a lot of lifting and carrying went on that day and the day before! The week after the garden was put There is no easy way to get to that in, Eric attended his senior prom. back patio, you may have noticed. So He is graduating from Fairfax High many thanks to the strong arms and School this year. He plans to attend backs that did the heavy lifting,” said Cal State Northridge and study political science and economics. Silveira. Volunteers included Stephen Rob- Eric began working at the library ertson, Savannah Smit, Deborah last summer as a youth worker in the Spector, Victor Pawelvik, and Rodd Mayoral Initiative for young people Amos from the garden committee; J. from ages 16 to 24 to gain experience COOKIE AND COMICS Book Club Blakemore, leader of the Cookies and working in different city departments. leader and administrative clerk, J. Comics club; FOWL treasurer Deb- After Eric reached his maximum Blakemore, roto-tills the garden, getting VOLUNTEER Victor Pawelzik gathers bie Willis and “As Needed Messenger number of hours, he was hired. it ready for placing mulch. mulch at Griffith Park.


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