Graduation Season Commences at Day Schools

Graduation Season Commences at Day Schools

When the Weber School’s Class of 2016 gathers with family and friends at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22, the ceremony not only will send dozens of new high school graduates into the world, but also will kick off the day school graduation season for Jewish Atlanta.

Jessica Bachner is the Weber School’s 2016 salutatorian.
Jessica Bachner is the Weber School’s 2016 salutatorian.

The highlights of the Weber commencement are scheduled to include faculty speaker Caroline Campbell, a math teacher, and the recognition of salutatorian Jessica Bachner and valedictorian Avi Botwinick.

Epstein School is next in the graduation lineup, with 41 eighth-graders scheduled to move on to high school after their ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Conservative day school in Sandy Springs.

In its second full year since the merger of Yeshiva Atlanta and Greenfield Hebrew Academy, Atlanta Jewish Academy continues its practice of holding two graduations: one for the high school seniors and one for the eighth-graders, many of whom will remain AJA Jaguars next year.

Both ceremonies will take place in the auditorium at the Northland Drive campus in Sandy Springs. The Upper School goes first at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31; the eighth-graders graduate the next day at 6:30 p.m.

The Davis Academy completes the commencement sequence in Sandy Springs when it sends out 59 eighth-graders to get their diplomas at the academy’s Middle School campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

The ceremony features 2008 Davis graduate Leah Michalove as the alumni speaker. She just graduated from Emory University and is scheduled to spend the next two years studying toward a master’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Oxford with her Rhodes Scholarship.

The graduation focus then shifts to Toco Hills.

Avi Botwinick is the Weber School’s 2016 valedictorian.
Avi Botwinick is the Weber School’s 2016 valedictorian.

Torah Day School of Atlanta graduates its eighth-graders Monday, June 6. Usually, the ceremony is held in Congregation Beth Jacob’s Heritage Hall, which remains open during the construction on the building.

For those who can stand the cuteness, the Torah Day kindergartners have their own graduation ceremony Wednesday, June 8.

Temima, the Richard & Jean Katz High School for Girls, holds its graduation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Beth Jacob’s Heritage Hall, immediately after the school’s annual meeting, at which $5,000 will be raffled off (tickets are $100). Jonathan and Ilene Miller will be the honorees at the graduation. The ad deadline for the tribute book for the Millers is June 6.

The final graduation ceremony of the spring takes place on the first day of summer, Monday, June 20, when boarding school Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael awards diplomas to its high school graduates at 7 p.m.

For any of these events, be sure to confirm details with the school in advance.

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