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  • Shining stars - our list of outstanding graduating seniors

    June 6, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Each year, we profile a group of outstanding high school seniors, culled from the many nominations sent in by you, our readers. And each year, we find it almost impossible to choose among the many extraordinary leaders, givers and enormously talented graduating teens.

    But, choose we...
  • Taking her role(s) seriously

    June 6, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    Disguised as an elderly woman in czarist Russia, Sheridan Pierce took the stage at Brentwood School. As the bright lights touched her face and the character took over her body, Pierce poured her heart into her role, and she realized that she was meant to act. 

    The play was “Fiddler...

  • A song in his soul

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 6, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    Quinn Lohmann closes his eyes and tilts his head slightly. His fingers find their place between the frets of his guitar, and his voice rings out, soft and crystal clear.

    “We all got a life to live. We all got a gift to give. ...”

    Lohmann stops mid-strum. “I need to tune,” he says,...

  • It’s all about the kids

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 6, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    When his late grandmother was first diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago, Jason Aftalion was moved by the volunteers who visited her at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “I was so touched by how they talked to her and spent time with her, so she wouldn’t be lonely,” said...

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  • Sometimes, less is more

    June 6, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    In her junior year, Oakwood senior Katherine Bernstein spent two weeks in Sierra Leone with the North Hollywood school’s immersion program. Amid carrying buckets of cement for a new school and helping to paint a map of the world in its library, she was struck by a major difference...

  • A real page-turner

    June 6, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    Corinne Kentor may be coming of age in the iPad and Kindle era, but she feels most at home surrounded by books. The more classic the volumes, the better. It’s “Candide” and “Don Quixote” that thrill this New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) senior, who lights up when she...

  • Working toward ‘never again’

    By Ryan Torok

    June 6, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Milken Community High School senior Leah Gluck is dedicated to raising awareness about genocide, even though it seems so distant and unsolvable.

    “I think it’s an issue that really is very far away for a lot of people at my school ... and I think that it’s important,” Gluck said.

    ...
  • Shoah survivors ‘graduate’ from New Jew

    By Julie G Fax

    June 5, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    At first glance, the idea seemed sort of maudlin.

    New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) awarded eight Holocaust survivors honorary high school diplomas last Wednesday night, symbolically handing them back a part of their adolescence that had been stolen by the war.

    The emotions...

  • Outstanding seniors, Class of 2008

    June 5, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    Talia Hill

    Graduating from: Bais Yaakov

    Heading to: Midreshet Darkeynu, Jerusalem

    -- Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Education Editor

    Leah Hill was in a store with her daughter, Talia (Tali), and was having a hard time communicating with a clerk.

    "Oh, I give up," Leah said.

    "Mommy," Hill...

  • Gifts for Grads That Will Make the Grade

    By Emily Pauker

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's hard to find that perfect gift for the high school or college graduate -- something personal and thoughtful but also useful. It's even harder for distant relatives and friends of the graduate.

    Cash and gift certificates can be a tad too impersonal (albeit useful), but you don't...

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