Matriculation and class trips welcome students back to school

Upper school students and faculty assembled in the quad Friday morning to attend the annual matriculation ceremony following a day of class trips, marking the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

August 26, 2018

Kathy Fang
Biology teacher Dr. Thomas Artiss greets a student as he leads the freshmen in the procession. Matriculation was held Friday morning to welcome the class of 2022 to the upper school.

Speech and debate coach Scott Odekirk gets robed prior to the ceremony. Rose Guan

Kathy Fang
Physics teacher Dr. Mark Brada enters the quad during the processional ceremony at matriculation on Friday.

Nicole Chen
Head of School Brian Yager speaks to the student body, addressing each class separately.

Nicole Chen
Cantilena performs a rendition of Stephen Hatfield’s “Ain’t That News,” conducted by music teacher Susan Nace.

Nicole Chen
Upper school head Butch Keller addresses the student body during the matriculation ceremony.

Nicole Chen
Class of 2019 officers cheer with class spirit upon hearing their class year mentioned in Keller’s speech.

Nicole Chen
ASB President Neil Ramaswamy (12) delivers a speech welcoming the freshman class.

Kathy Fang
Members and advisors of the class of 2022 read the matriculation oath, led by ASB vice president Shania Wang (12).

Nicole Chen
Rachel Broweleit (11) performs a rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” with the Harker String Quartet, conducted by Dr. David Hart.

Kathy Fang
Class of 2020 president Avi Gulati and ASB vice president Shania Wang (12) act out a scene in the “Freshman 101” skit.

Nicole Chen
Class of 2019 treasurer Andrea Simonian previews club fair for the freshman class.

Kathy Fang
Class of 2020 secretary Alyssa Huang pretends to perform heart surgery on Avi during the matriculation skit.

Kathy Fang
Honor Council representative Jin Tuan (11) advertises the journalism electives during a scene in the skit.

A member of the class of 2022 signs the matriculation oath during the ceremony.Rose Guan

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