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The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

The student voice of Berkeley Preparatory School

The Fanfare

Commencement 2022

Commencement 2022

Commencement 2022: Farewell Class of  '22! Click the links below to read each article. This issue contains the following: College Spread Honors Night Awards List Commencement/Baccalaureate...

PUSH THE LIMITS: Commencement speaker Alexis Carra Girbés ’99 asked graduates to “[s]et a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” (Photo Credit: Meghna Bukkapatnam)

Alumni Alexis Carra Girbés ’99 Shares Wise Words

Meghna Bukkapatnam, Assistant Editor-In-Chief June 8, 2022

Alexis Carra Girbés ’99 was this year’s commencement speaker. After graduating from Berkeley, Girbés attended Yale University, where she pursued a B.A. in Theater Studies and graduated Cum Laude....

The Rev. Tom Wall, a United Methodist campus minister at the University of South Carolina, brushes a boy’s teeth during a free health camp in eastern Uganda. The United Methodist Church in Uganda and the African Methodist Episcopal Church jointly sponsored the weeklong event. Wall served as the team leader of the group from the United States. Photography credit: Vivian Agaba, UM News.

The Struggles of Uganda

Scottie Larguier, Global Scholars Writer June 7, 2022

I am a member of Berkeley’s Global Scholars Program. Every year, senior members of this program are required to dive deeper into a specific issue in a specific part of the world. For my project, I chose...

SCHOOL PRAYER: Chaplain Peete Brandon recites the Berkeley school prayer one last time for the seniors. (Photo Credit: Aryana Makati)

Baccalaureate Gallery

Aryana Makati, Editor-In-Chief June 7, 2022

WELCOMING THE SENIORS: Student Forum president Penelope Graspas ’22 delivers her welcome speech to begin the Commencement ceremony. (Photo Credit: Vivian Willis)

Penelope Grapsas Welcomes the Graduates with a Heartwarming Speech

Maddie Dean, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

Penelope Grapsas ’22, this year’s Student Forum president, shares the class of 2022’s passions and experiences representing the Berkeley community in this year’s welcome speech.   Aside...

LASTING LEGACY: Bennett ’22 speaks at Commencement about the importance of the class gift to the Berkeley Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Adam Bennett Discusses the Legacy of the Class Gift

Meghna Bukkapatnam, Assistant-Editor-In-Chief June 7, 2022

This year, Adam Bennett ’22 was the student gift speaker at Commencement, where he detailed the legacy his class hopes to leave through the class gift to the Berkeley Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.    In...

RACE TO THE END: Senior Class President Robert Joseph ’22 compares his high school years to the 400-meter dash. (Photo Credit: Vivian Willis)

Robert Joseph Gives His Farewell to Berkeley

Kaitlyn Mang, Section Editor June 7, 2022

As Senior Class President, Robert Joseph ’22 gives the Oration Speech at Commencement, and his words will forever be remembered.    At school, Joseph was always seen with a bright smile...

WORDS OF ADVICE: Adriana Suarez ’88 gives her advice and thanks to the 2022 graduating class.

Adriana Suarez ’88 Recollects on Berkeley’s Past

Aryana Makati, Editor-In-Chief June 7, 2022

Each year, Berkeley hosts alumni parents to speak at the Baccalaureate ceremony. This year’s chosen speaker was Adriana Suarez ’88, a board-certified gynecologist who has been providing women’s health...

2022 Awards & Accolades List

2022 Awards & Accolades List

Aryana Makati, Compiler June 7, 2022

Honors Night Awards & Accolades PDF Link: Awards & Accolades List 2022        

Signing Off

Signing Off

Reagan Brown, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

My four years as a part of the Berkeley community hold some of the most influential moments of my life. From my first day of high school to getting my first college acceptance letter, I am not sure where...

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