Commencement 2014

Anacapa School Class of 2014 from left: Genn Hatfield, Aija Mayrock, Allen Zhang, Matthew Nunez, Shayna Smith, Anya Ledner.

Anacapa School Class of 2014 from left: Genn Hatfield, Aija Mayrock, Allen Zhang, Matthew Nunez, Shayna Smith, Anya Ledner.

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Anacapa’s graduation celebrated the six members of the Class of 2014 at a commencement ceremony on June 13th at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club (Rockwood), but the graduating seniors were not the only ones in the spotlight. Following tradition, Anacapa recognized the accomplishments of the entire student body during the all-school awards ceremony.

After an outdoor patio reception for friends and families, guests moved indoors where Suzie Sichi, head of faculty, presided over the program. Anacapa parents, grandparents, alumni, and trustees were recognized and appreciated for their important contributions to the school community.

After Board of Trustees chairman David Gore and headmaster Gordon Sichi gave warm welcomes, the faculty recognized the many academic achievements of Anacapa’s students during the 2013-2014 school year.

Shayna Smith and international student Allen Zhang, both members of the class of 2014, were recognized for their commitment and service to the school community with the Spirit of Anacapa Award. Tenth grader Neeva Pradhan received the Jessica Bower Volunteer of the Year Award, and Irma Unzueta, an Anacapa parent, was presented with the Parent Outstanding Service award. Faculty members then presented their Academic Achievement Awards, recognizing special accomplishments from outstanding achievement to dedication and perseverance in each academic discipline.

While the seniors slipped into their caps and gowns, the audience enjoyed two slide shows—one featuring the End-of-the-Year Trips to Boston and Sacramento and the other spotlighting the graduates. Afterward, the seniors marched in to receive their diplomas and give their individual talks to a packed house.

Academic Achievement Awards:

Chemistry
Kelly Hu

Literature
Elise Goodell

Geometry
Morgan Lamberti

Italian
Sam Bernstein

Pre-Calculus
Jade Mueller-Galbraith

Performing Arts
Hazel Brady

STEAM Lab
Francis Brand
Lara Kostruba

Yearbook
Genn Hatfield

Statistics
Allen Zhang

Spanish
Sam Robertson

History
Lia Millar

Studio Art
Emilia Artusio

Ceramics
Shayna Smith

Ensemble Music
Diego Villarreal

Photography
Clayton Parker

Physics
Elena Alcerro

AP Literature
Sam Robertson