Submitted by Randy Johnson, public outreach, Mid-Peninsula High School.
Mid-Peninsula High School awarded 31 diplomas to its senior class during graduation ceremonies on June 4 at the school's campus on Willow Road in Menlo Park.
Mid-Peninsula, a private school with students from communities throughout the Bay Area, is a college preparatory high school designed for students who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program.
Mid-Pen alumna Zoe Rawson of the class of 1991 delivered the commencement address. She is a lawyer who focuses on community activism that seeks to create inclusive school environments based on restorative justice. "At the heart of my work is the concept of educational and racial equity, and I draw a lot on my experience at Mid-Pen to inform my policy advocacy," she said.
Student speakers at the ceremony were Lucas Drumm, Yasmeen Magana, Emmett Rodriguez and Dave Wilson.
Head of School Douglas C. Thompson and Assistant Head of School Heidi Schiessler presented diplomas to graduating seniors.
A-G: Manuel Argueta, John J. Chase, Eleanor Crow, Jessie Das, Lucas Drumm,
H-M: DeAndra Henderson, Julius Henkin, Zara Rose King, Adrian Korey, Hoi Lee Ku, Zhengjun "Evan" Li, Yasmeen Magana, Daria Mattly,
O-W: Gianmarco Peccolo, Vincent Anthony Pitre, Benjamin Ramsay, Charlotte Rayfield, Kieran Rege, Rosemary Reynolds, Matthew Robinson-Wrobel, Emmett Jonathan Rodriguez, Noah Roggenbusch, Dudley M. Ryder, Casey Schaefer, Zachary Schemers, Benjamin Conrad Schumacher, Eric Steele, Victor Steele, Kat Thomas, Philip N. Toulinov, David Wilson.