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Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

Hannah Han June 12, 2020

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to...

Head Prefect Julia Cosgrove '18 proceeds across Ted Slavin Field before receiving her diploma. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

Spencer Klink June 8, 2018

Speeches from Salutatorian Nicole Bahar ’18, the first female Salutatorian in 12 years, and Valedictorian Vivian Liu ’18 highlighted the class of 2018's commencement ceremony Friday. Bahar...

Valedictorian Brendan Rose ’17 speaks to his fellow classmates.
Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Sophie Haber June 10, 2017

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...

Seniors to wear white at graduation

Alena Rubin November 22, 2016

The senior class voted to all wear white gowns and caps to graduation this year, following the decision to end the tradition of female seniors wearing white gowns and male seniors wearing black gowns. The...

Class of 2014 celebrates commencement

Jacob Goodman June 6, 2014

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...

Lieberman to continue tradition of male Scene Monkey salutatorians

Sarah Novicoff June 4, 2014

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...

For graduation, she wants to fly

Morganne Ramsey October 10, 2012

Tate Castro ’13 sat at her kitchen table one summer afternoon, pen in hand, pad of paper at the ready. She was brainstorming, admittedly a little early, for a very big gift that she’d been waiting...

Slow down and step back

November 16, 2011

By Judd Liebman During sophomore year, we fill out the "Three Year Plan," outlining our ideas about our future classes. Our decisions in 10th grade could dictate the rest of our high school career. And...

Ringing it in

May 25, 2011

By Kelly Ohriner I don’t know exactly when or where, but in the midst of my mid April college tour, a ring fell off my finger. With my mom by my side, I was visiting schools I had been admitted...

Just finish community service

March 24, 2011

Two hundred seniors’ names decorate the wall next to Upper School Dean Canh Oxelson’s Chalmers office. If you are one of those seniors, you might want to finish your community service. The...

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