Chagrin Falls

Size of graduating class:  175

Commencement speakers:  Seokjoon Han, senior class president, Sage Klein, student council president, Jake Guzik, Adriana Holst, Shannon Staley

Senior video credit:  Laney Gilmore, student director, Bre Magersupp, Eli Shall and Jean Kanzinger, faculty adviser

Class flower: Gerbera daisy

Class colors: Blue and yellow

Gilmour Academy

Valedictorian: Jack Michael Solomon of Chester

Salutatorian: Katie Engle of Chagrin Falls

Size of graduating class: 131

Future plans: 113 students will head to college this fall, 13 students will play junior hockey next year before ultimately attending college, four will do a post-grad year and one will take a gap year.

College samplings: Boston University, Brown University, Bucknell University, Case Western Reserve University, Elon University, Emory University, Fordham University, Georgia Institute of Technology, New York University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Southern Methodist University, Syracuse University, The Ohio State University, Tulane University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, Washington and Jefferson College

Commencement speakers: Chris Helfrich, CEO of the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation  

Senior video credit:  senior Abigail Bartlett of Broadview Heights

Class colors: Blue and gray

Hathaway Brown School

Commencement speaker: Cleveland Browns owner Dee Haslam

Commencement performers: HB vocal arts students

Size of graduating class: 96

College-bound students: 96

Class color: Green

Hawken School

Commencement speakers: Ken Clark, faculty, Jacob Reitman and Samia Menon, senior class speakers

Commencement performers: Gabe Perla, Natsumi Meyer and Claudia Hamilton will be performing a strings piece and senior choir members Tadj Adams, Ashley Fulton, Eli Jacobson, Becky Maly, Natsumi Meyer, Jacob Reitman, Maria Schreiner and Julianna Tate will lead the alma mater.

Size of graduating class: 112

College-bound students: 112

College samplings: Northwestern University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, Yale University, Brown University, Duke University, Howard University, Boston College, University of Chicago, Emory University


Size of graduating class:  262

College samplings: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Loyola University, American University, Brigham Young University, Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, Embry Riddle

Commencement speakers: Andrew Britten, Britta Treu and Justin Herdman, US District Attorney and Kenston alumnus

Commencement performers:  Senior chorus under the direction of Julia Green

Senior video credit: Jack McDonough    

Laurel School

Size of graduating class: 66

College-bound students: 66

College samplings: Bryn Mawr College, Cornell University, University of California Los Angeles, Georgetown University, Howard University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, The Ohio State University 

Commencement speakers: Lori Garber, CEO of Earthrise Alliance and former NASA deputy administrator; senior class speaker Beckett Blocker  

By the numbers: Members of the class of 2019 will attend 44 colleges and universities in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Canada. Thirty-three percent of the class will enroll at public institutions while 67 percent will attend private colleges/universities. Thirty-nine percent will enroll in a STEM program, and 55 percent of the class was offered merit scholarships totaling $4,897,120. 


Valedictorian: Julian Surckla

Salutatorian: Sarah Perez

Size of Graduating Class: 42

College Samplings: Ohio State University, Kent State University, Capitol University, Slippery Rock University, Mount Union University, Penn State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State Geauga, Hocking College, Thiel College 

Commencement Speakers: Julian Surckla, Sarah Perez, Arin Justice, top Auburn Career Center student, and Julia Elia, class president

Commencement Performers: Newbury High School band and choir

Senior video credit: Julia Elia and Hannah Grubbs

Class Motto: Small but M19hty

Class Officers: Julia Elia, president; Caleigh Hamby, vice president; Hannah Grubbs, secretary; Niamh Field and Sarah Zembiak, treasurers

Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin

Top Scholars: John Burwinkle and Kayla Powell

Size of graduating class: 161

College-bound students: 157

College samplings: Case Western Reserve University, University of Dayton, John Carroll University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Purdue University, Arizona State University, Regis University of Denver, Allegheny College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania

Class colors: Blue and gold


Valedictorian: Maria Burdjalov

Salutatorian: Emma Briskin

Size of graduating class: 162

College-bound students: 151

College samplings: Baldwin Wallace University, Boston University, Cornell University, Duke University, Kent State University, Michigan State University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University

Commencement speakers: Maria Burdjalov and Adam Miller, OHS alumnus and director of content at WKYC-TV3

Commencement performers: OHS choir, OHS orchestra, Ryan Vincent, Machiah Davis and Mai Geri

University School

Size of graduating class: 100

College-bound students: 100

College samplings: Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, U.S. Naval Academy

Commencement speakers: Belmont Hill School Retired Head of School Dr. Richard I. Melvoin, seniors Richard “Trey” Hammond and Gabriel Laskey

Commencement performers: University School Glee Club

Class motto: Responsibility, Loyalty, Consideration

Class colors: Maroon and black

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