More than 800 Berkeley High School seniors will walk across the stage of the Greek Theater this evening, shake hands with outgoing principal Jim Slemp, and pick up their diplomas.
They will also be able to pick up the “Senior Issue” of the Jacket, the high school newspaper. It’s an issue that not only commemorates the successes of the graduates, but takes a look back over the last four years.
A list of the colleges to which the seniors will attend. They range from Alameda Beauty School to San Francisco State to Yale University.
Important events during the past four years. They include Pluto being demoted to dwarf planet status to the creation of the International Baccalaureate program to the deaths of student Kyle Strang and alumnus Prentice Gray.
An account of each of the graduation ceremonies of the various schools.
The issue also highlights some outstanding seniors:
Read about the student who “knows Latin better than” Karla Herndon, the BHS Latin teacher.
Read about the student who was voted “most stressed.” Could it have something to do with the fact that he took 11 Advanced Placement and honors courses, edited the yearbook, and got a 4.1 GPA?
Read about the multi-media whiz who makes videos and radio programs with equal ease?
Read about the Prom King who shocked the community when he traded in his long locks for a short look. And who will play Division I baseball next year.
Read about the student who is known city-wide for his organizing skills? Organizing parties, that is.
Read about the violin virtuoso who also teaches orchestra to elementary school students.
Read about the water polo captain who has, according to one teacher, a “deeply caring and compassionate nature.”
Read about a champion mountain biker who will compete this summer for the varsity title.
Read about the student who got three consecutive varsity letters in crew and did the stage managing for three consecutive dance shows.
The Jacket also profiles other interesting seniors.
Congratulations Class of 2010.