Fairfax High confers diplomas to more than 390 graduates
After the graduating class of 2018 proceeded into the auditorium to “Pomp and Circumstance,” by the Fairfax High School Orchestra, Fairfax High School principal Kenneth Adiekweh and senior class president Patricia Austria gave congratulatory speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 6 at West Los Angeles Cathedral.
(photo courtesy of Leonard Choi)
Class valadictorian was Cholong “Ruby” Park. Awards were also given to saultorian Ashley Park, AP scholars and those students with perfect and excellent attendance. Thirty one students attained a grade piont average of 4.0 and above. Fifty nine achieved GPAs of 3.6 to 3.9 cumulative.
The Lion’s Pride Award was bestowed upon Ayla Acosta, Da’Lana Cooper, Sandra Morales and Andy Hernandez.
The Irene Epstein Memorial Scholarship Award was presented to Annie Chantasirivisal, Ho Jin Choi, Astou Niane and Michelle Zvansky.
Numerous other students were recognized for their achievements.
The ceremony included remarks by Los Angeles Unified School District board member Nick Melvoin, as well as a presentation of senior awards. The graduating class was nicknamed “The Last Millennials” and the graduates were encouraged to live by the motto, “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do.”
More than 390 students received diplomas. Fairfax High School is located at 7850 Melrose Ave. For information, visit fairfaxhs.org.