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Grad’s goal: A better world

by Kylie Jane Wakefield

June 12, 2013 | 3:38 pm

Daniel Schwartz
Shalhevet High School
Going to: Yeshiva University in New York

Tis the graduation season, but unlike most 17-year-olds wrapping up their high school careers in recent days and weeks, Daniel Schwartz knows exactly what he wants to do with his life. 

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  • A passionate voice

    by Kylie Jane Wakefield

    June 12, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Rose Bern isn’t afraid to fight for her values.

    The 17-year-old, who recently graduated from Shalhevet High School and lives in Westwood, has strong convictions when it comes to feminism, justice and fairness. 

    In the ninth grade, she gave a passionate speech at her school...

  • The accidental chaplain

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    Amid icy rain in September 2003, actor Stephen Macht and his wife, Suzanne, were driving on the I-70 in rural east Kansas when their Chevy Tahoe hit a patch of black ice and swerved 180 degrees to face the headlights of an 18-wheeler. 

    To their horror, the tractor-trailer slammed...

  • Students, survivors engage in righteous conversations

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 6, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    On a crisp, spring Thursday last April, Milken Community High School looked like a ghost town. The senior class had been dismissed until AP exams, and many were in Poland on March of the Living; the freshman were all on a class trip; a good chunk of the sophomore class was...

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  • Outstanding Graduates 2013

    Jewish Journal Staff

    June 5, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Every year, we shine a spotlight on a group of outstanding high school seniors, culled from many nominations submitted by local educators, clergy, community leaders and, of course, you, our readers. And each year we find that the real difficulty is not in identifying those with...

  • Transforming herself

    By Ryan Torok

    June 5, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    When Joelle Milman was a high school sophomore, she met award-winning photographer Art Streiber, who has contributed to Vanity Fair among other high-profile publications.

    It didn’t happen as you might expect. It was her work on display during an art show at the Annenberg Space...

  • Lessons on the run

    By Ryan Torok

    June 5, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    While a typical high school student may spend  weekends relaxing, 17-year-old Raphi Heldman is much more likely to be on the run — for up to 26.2 miles, to be precise. Since entering high school, he has run in the Los Angeles Marathon four times.

    “It’s a lot of commitment, and...

  • Finding his voice

    by Kylie Jane Wakefield

    June 5, 2013 | 11:52 am

    When the Wall Street Journal recently ran a satirical op-ed by a high school student taking aim at college admission diversity requirements, Sam Lyons took his passionate retort to his Huffington Post blog.  

    The Harvard-Westlake School senior, who is attending Vanderbilt...

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