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Dublin High School Class of 2011 Commencement: “Celebrate the Journey”

June 10, 2011

After months of unpredictable weather, rain, wind, hail, and storm clouds departed allowing the California sun to return – just in time for Dublin High School’s Class of 2011 Commencement Ceremony. Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and educators gathered at the Alameda County Fairgrounds Amphitheater Thursday June 9, 2011 to cheer on the Dublin High School Class of 2011 (the 41st event in Dublin High’s distinguished history). OneDublin.org had the honor and privilege to attend the event, capturing highlights on video including a time-lapse movie of the diploma presentations (compressing 45 minutes down to 2 minutes).

The event included speeches and presentations by Dublin High School Valedictorian Michelle Lee (who is attending Harvard University this Fall), DHS Alumni Association President Eric Swalwell Jr., DHS Principal Carol Shimizu and Assistant Principal Theresa Young, City of Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti and Senior Class Vice President Kaitlyn Matta. The Dublin High Color Guard and Band, bagpiper Jeff Campbell and members of the Air Force Color Guard brought fanfare to the ceremony.

Rachel Cooperstein with (l-r) DHS Cheerleading Coach Kristine Cousins, her mother and father

This year’s theme was “Celebrate the Journey” – and the Class of 2011 has a lot to celebrate. Over 98% of Dublin High’s Class of 2011 will be attending college this Fall, including Harvard, Stanford, West Point, every UC campus and many more. Dublin High made national news (for a good reason) with the unforgettable story of Class of 2011 graduate Rachel Cooperstein. Dublin High’s students continued to drive academic excellence forward – achieving the highest ranking (10 out of 10) by the California Department of Education, while increasing the school’s API to 868. Dublin High’s visual and performing arts, and athletic programs brought home awards and recognition.

For those who couldn’t attend (and for those that want to relive some of the highlights) here is more from the memorable event:

Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent

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