Graduation central: Class of 2019 photos, stories, video

Outgoing seniors across the Midpeninsula take their final bow

Many attendees of Palo Alto High School's commencement on May 30, 2019 brought congratulatory balloons to celebrate their graduates. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

More than a dozen high schools across the Midpeninsula are bidding farewell to their graduating seniors, who have or are preparing to turn their tassels and transition away from the hallways and classrooms that have served as a second home. As they step into a new phase, we capture the celebrations through words, photos and social media posts.

Graduation ceremony coverage

• Castilleja School: Castilleja commencement emphasizes sisterhood, social responsibility

Facebook album of Castilla School's 2019 graduation ceremony

• Gunn High School: In Gunn graduation speeches, students reject their 'excellent facades,' urge vulnerability

Facebook album of photos from Gunn High School's 2019 graduation ceremony

• Palo Alto High School: Student speakers deliver messages of triumph during Paly graduation

Facebook album of photos from Gunn High School's 2019 graduation ceremony

Graduation profiles

The moments, songs and emojis that define the class of 2019: Seniors reflect on their high school careers

To celebrate thousands of students graduating from local high schools this week, the Weekly spoke with four graduating seniors from Paly, Gunn, Castilleja School and Eastside College Preparatory School about their high school years.

Behind the Headlines: Students speak out 2019

High school students Claire Cheng, Caroline Furrier, Ben Gordon and Arjun Prabhaker discuss issues impacting students in Palo Alto with education reporter Elena Kadvany. Watch the webcast here or listen to the podcast version of the episode here.

List of local high school graduates

Castilleja School

Eastside College Preparatory School

Henry M. Gunn High School

Kehillah Jewish High School

Menlo School

Menlo-Atherton High School

Mid-Peninsula High School

Palo Alto High School

Palo Alto Preparatory

Pinewood School

Saint Francis High School

Waldorf School of the Peninsula

Woodside Priory School


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Posted by PaloAltoChildren'sTheatre
a resident of Midtown
on May 31, 2019 at 11:36 am

Palo Alto Children's Theatre congratulates the graduates of 2019!
We made a little slideshow from past productions, that's a fun trip down memory lane.
Slideshow: Web Link

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Posted by MVHS alum
a resident of another community
on Jun 2, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Is a list of class of 2019 Mountain View High School graduates available anywhere?

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