PHOTOS: ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ | SPHS Graduation 2021

Photo gallery of the South Pasadena High School Graduation Ceremony held on Wednesday, June 2

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, 'Don't Stop Me' on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

On a day with proper early June weather and unshakable drive, South Pasadena High School’s Class of 2021 saw the light at the end of a claustrophobic — and largely isolated — tunnel.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, an energized, upbeat ballad performed originally by Queen, seemed a fitting theme for a graduating class that endured not one, but almost two years full of fluctuating fortune. Facing the uncertainties wrought at the onset of COVID-19 as juniors — the abrupt disconnect from friends and instructors; the subsequent mental health hurdles and, no doubt, lasting effects for many; the cancellation of the numerous in-person activities, sports, theatre, dances, and countless more — the seniors presented before their peers, family, and administration had certainly taken quite a few hits and nevertheless powered through it all.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

For a class in which nearly half of their high school career was devoid of the usual fare, the opportunity to experience a somewhat traditional ceremony was a triumph in and of itself. Reflecting on this were representatives of the class of 2021, while also honoring outgoing Principal Janet Anderson, who will be retiring after 21 years at SPHS in August.

“Today is that day that many of us had marked on calendars Freshman Year. This year and a half was unprecedented, we all missed out on many of our last high school moments,” said Macie Lukavsky, the Senior Class President. “Musical productions, dances, color day, powderpuff football game, and the list could go on and on. But what we have gained is priceless, we undoubtedly know that each of us has the strength, the stamina and the grit and the determination to not only survive, but thrive under unforeseen, enormous challenges.”

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PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Kayla Nielsen sings the National Anthem. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Jake Carless gives his speech, ‘Looking Back, Being Here, Moving Forward’. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Nicole Lu gives her speech ‘Our Time is Now’. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Meagan Chang, Senior Class Secretary. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Principal Janet Anderson gives her last speech at SPHS Graduation 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | (L-R): Superintendent Geoff Yantz, Principal Janet Anderson, Board President Ruby Kalra. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Board President Ruby Kalra thanks outgoing Principal Janet Anderson. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Outgoing Principal Janet Anderson. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Macie Lukavsky, Senior Class President. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Glenn Cunanan presents the Senior Class Gift. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Jenna Okohira, Senior Class Vice President (Center), flanked by Superintendent, Dr. Geoff Yantz and Board of Education President, Dr. Ruby Kalra. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Board of Education Clerk, Zahir Robb. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Board of Education Member, Dr. Patricia Martinez-Miller. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Board of Education Member, Dr. Michele Kipke. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Board of Education Member, Dr. Suzie Abajian. SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Graduation ceremony, ‘Don’t Stop Me’ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

 

Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.