Immaculate Heart Celebrates 108th Commencement

Immaculate Heart High School award winners and the colleges they will be attending are (left to right) Rumi Handen (Mount Holyoke College), Colette Toal (Brown University), Georgia Peppe (UC Berkeley), Megan Bates (San Francisco State University), Elizabeth Bacos (Fordham University), and Krista Gelev (Williams College).

Immaculate Heart High School award winners and the colleges they will be attending are (left to right) Rumi Handen (Mount Holyoke College), Colette Toal (Brown University), Georgia Peppe (UC Berkeley), Megan Bates (San Francisco State University), Elizabeth Bacos (Fordham University), and Krista Gelev (Williams College).

Shimmering in white under the bright lights of the Hollywood Bowl, 122 young women accepted accolades and awards during Immaculate Heart High School’s 108th commencement. The June 3rd ceremony recognized each graduate on the historic stage to the applause of family, friends and faculty. By evening’s end, the seniors proudly carried coveted diplomas alongside red roses as they joined the 10,000 graduates in Immaculate Heart’s distinguished history.

Members of Immaculate Heart’s Class of 2014 now embark on a new journey after earning acceptances to colleges across the country, including some of the most prestigious universities. As women of great heart and right conscience, these graduates are prepared to make a difference as they branch out into the world.

Steeped in beloved school traditions, Immaculate Heart is a private Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades six through twelve. Founded in 1906 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the school remains true to its original mission: the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and social development of women. Its garden campus, conveniently located in Los Angeles near Griffith Park, welcomes a student body of geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity.

The school’s challenging academic curriculum includes 16 Advanced Placement courses, 12 honors classes, and 50 UC and Cal-State approved elective courses, all enhanced by the latest technology. Its sports program fields teams in basketball, cross country, diving, equestrian, soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, and volleyball. Additionally, visual and performing arts offer an annual art show, choral performances, theatrical productions, a Comedy Sportz team, and a dance troupe. Students also participate in community service, clubs and enrichment activities, including trips to Catalina Island, Washington, D.C., and abroad.

To learn more about the Immaculate Heart experience, visit the school’s website at immaculateheart.org.