Stellar seniors say goodbye to Oaks

A TIME TO CELEBRATE—Left, Margot Ermer receives her diploma during the Oaks Christian School commencement May 31 at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Above, Christy Waller cheers on her grandson Trent White during the graduation ceremony.

A TIME TO CELEBRATE—Left, Margot Ermer receives her diploma during the Oaks Christian School commencement May 31 at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Above, Christy Waller cheers on her grandson Trent White during the graduation ceremony.

GRAD FACTS

Oaks Christian

Number of Graduates 264

Class Colors

Cardinal and Gold

Statistically Speaking

96 percent of Oaks graduates were accepted to a four-year college and will attend schools in six countries and 33 different states

Onward and upward

Oaks Christian School graduated its 16th class on May 31, led by valedictorian Cindy Hsin Wu and co-salutatorians Alexander Feinfield and Justin Feinfield.

Wu, named a Top Ten Scholar every semester of her high school years, will attend Brown University on a double major in neuroscience and chemistry with the aspiration of becoming a neurosurgeon.

Photos by BOBBY CURTIS/Acorn Newspapers

Photos by BOBBY CURTIS/Acorn Newspapers

Alexander Feinfield will be attending UCLA majoring in computer science and engineering, and twin brother Justin will head north to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to also study computer engineering. Hannah Baldoz, an English major heading to the Univ. of San Diego, was given Oaks’ Head of School Award.

Keynote speaker Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, inspired the students with stories learned from life and his presidency at OWU, and challenged the grads to seek the truth always and not settle for the opinions and easy platitudes of current culture.