Granada Hills Charter High School held the first of two days of graduation ceremonies on Thursday evening at the school’s John Elway Stadium. The first ceremony celebrated graduating seniors with A-L surnames.
As per tradition, a bagpiper played at the ceremony — in keeping with the school’s moniker “Home of the Highlanders.” Student speakers included Eunice Choi, the associated student body president, and Cassidy Dalva, one of the school’s valedictorians.
Graduating seniors with surnames M-Z celebrated their spotlight at the June 4 ceremony. The class size is 1,120 graduates this year.
The theme of the school’s graduation this year is “Our Time.” Two graduating seniors, Zoba Ndife and Maya Sarkissian, co-wrote, recorded and produced a song and a video called “Our Time” dedicated to the class of 2021 that explores the journey that they, and other graduating seniors, experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s available to watch on the school’s YouTube channel (bit.ly/34EsS8X).
The school also presented a virtual graduation celebration on June 2 forthe class of 2021. Family and friends who couldn’t attend the ceremonies were able to watch the virtual presentation on the school’s YouTube channel (bit.ly/2SVheny).
The school, at 10535 Zelzah Avenue, between Hiawatha and Kingsbury streets, opened in 1960. www.ghchs.com