Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

The school bestowed outgoing Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an honorary diploma at the commencement ceremony on Friday, which marked a first in Harvard-Westlake history. The Class of 2017 received their diplomas after listening to speeches from their salutatorian and valedictorian. Salutatorian Joe Levin ’17 said humor is what carried him through the challenges of […]

Seniors to wear white robes at graduation

The Class of 2017 will wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year following the decision to end the tradition of girls wearing white gowns and boys wearing black gowns in order to promote inclusivity. Prefect Council sent a survey to seniors where they could choose whether they would prefer wearing white or black gowns and […]

Class of 2016 celebrates at commencement ceremony

Class of 2016 celebrates at commencement ceremony

Speeches from Salutatorian Jared Gentile ’16 and Valedictorian Joss Saltzman ’16 highlighted the class of 2016’s commencement ceremony Friday on Ted Slavin Field. Gentile used a series of jokes and his personal story of coming to the school as a new ninth grader to urge the audience members to be confident and happy in their […]

Class of 2014 celebrates commencement

The Class of 2014 graduated Friday, June 6 on Ted Slavin Field in Rick Commons’s first commencement ceremony as President. The event was streamed live online for the first time this year. The procession of faculty, who were clad in academic regalia, and graduating seniors, who were in black and white robes, was led by middle […]


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Lieberman to continue tradition of male Scene Monkey salutatorians

Scene Monkey, actor and lacrosse player Joey Lieberman ’14 will deliver this year’s salutatory address, typically a funny and light-hearted speech, at graduation June 6. “In the letter I wrote to myself in Choices and Challenges — I just got it like three days ago — it said ‘Are you salutatorian?’ so I thought that […]

Seniors choose salutatorian

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Chase Morgan ’10 will speak at commencement June 11 as salutatorian. The salutatorian usually delivers a light-hearted and humorous speech. Morgan was elected by the senior class after students were asked to vote for any senior at a class meeting. Morgan had secretly hoped to be chosen as salutatorian, he said. Although […]

As deadline nears, 271 students must still fulfill service requirement

  By Alex Leichenger Nearly one-third of the upper school student body has yet to fulfill the community service requirement. As of Friday, some 271 students have not completed a four-hour hands-on project in a group of at least four Harvard-Westlake students. The community service deadline is June 2. The Community Council has held an […]