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Quarry Lane School to hold 1st high school graduation ceremonies tomorrow

Founded in 1991, Dublin-based private school now has classes in all grades

Dublin's private Quarry Lane School will hold its first high school commencement tomorrow with former Mayor Janet Lockhart delivering the commencement address.

Quarry Lane's high school campus, where commencement exercises will take place, is located at 6363 Tassajara Rd. in Dublin.

The school was founded in 1991 by Sabri Arac who wanted a school where with students would one day attend the nation's top universities.

"With the promotion of our seniors from high school to the esteemed universities they will soon call home, I can wholeheartedly say that my dream has been realized," he said.

Several of the seniors graduating on Friday have been at Quarry Lane since elementary school.

Senior Omar Ibrahimi, who joined Quarry Lane in third grade, said, "Quarry Lane is such a close-knit community. The people here have been like family to me. I'm going to miss the teachers who have had such a huge impact on me and helped guide me."

Arac, who said the Class of 2010 holds a special place in his heart, added: "It's amazing to think that I met these students when they were only seven, eight or nine years old. Even then, we could see the potential they possessed. Now that they are graduating, they represent the fulfillment of my vision for Quarry Lane."

The Quarry Lane School is a college preparatory, K-12, nonsectarian, co-educational day school with a diverse faculty and student body.

Casey Johnston, director of admissions at The Quarry Lane School, said its mission is "to create an atmosphere that inspires a lifelong love of learning so that each child can reach his or her fullest potential – emotionally, socially, academically and physically – in order to assume responsibility as a future citizen of the world."

To learn more about The Quarry Lane School, visit www.QuarryLane.org .

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