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VIDEO: Castilleja graduation caps good year

 

It capped a remarkable year for Castilleja.

Speaking to 62 graduating seniors, San Francisco's District Attorney Kamala Harris was one of a line-up of powerful women to visit the school this year as part of centennial celebrations.

In April, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the school's Centennial Symposium via telecast, holding forth on the subjects of power and leadership. Other speakers included business and nonprofit leaders.

The school's Centennial Campaign, culminating this year, raised about $36.5 million, according to Director of Communications Dana Sundblad. This spring all students traveled to China and India to learn about human rights funded by the campaign.

They also enjoyed a new $14.5 million state-of-the-art fitness center, opened in January with campaign funds.

Last Saturday June 7, both graduates and the school could be said to move forward. The school, at the start of its second century, witnessed its centennial class rise up and move on. And the women, clad in white, began the next step toward their own futures.

Castilleja School list of graduates (PDF)

— Arden Pennell

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