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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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.

    ...
  • Finding common ground

    June 6, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Shalhevet journalism teacher Joelle Keene says that Leila Miller, editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Boiling Point, has set a high standard for journalism, integrity and optimism amid complex human relations.

    “[She is] wise enough to know that real differences among...

  • Dual identity yields an international outlook

    June 6, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Eeman Khorramian could see himself entering the political world. The Palisades Charter High School senior has been highly active in school affairs and with the school’s student government since ninth grade. His leadership skills even earned him the position of student body president....

  • Dear Graduates

    May 30, 2012 | 12:46 pm

    Having recently attended the college graduation of our middle child, I could not stop thinking what I might have said if given the opportunity to offer the commencement address. Here are five thoughts:

    1)

    Continue to learn and teach.

    At the moment you were born — whether conscious...

  • The Class of 2004 Ready to Journey On

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's graduation time and The Journal caught up with several high-achieving high school graduates from around the Southland. For many of these young leaders, Judaism will continue to play a role in their lives as they enter the world of college and beyond.

    Rena Stern

    Milken...

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