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Meet Our High School Graduates! ADDIE VORIS & NOAH LYON-HARTLEY

Addie Voris has been involved in our COS community since she was three years old, when she started preschool in Room 1 at ACGS. Addie continued on to Coolidge Elementary and was thrilled when she was finally old enough to join the COS Children’s Choir. She participated in many years of youth choir, the marvelous COS spring musicals, and Christmas pageants. In middle school she loved spending time with Gabe, Taylor and the COS Youth Group and volunteering with the Laundry Love ministry. For high school, Addie landed at the California School of the Arts in Duarte — in the Ballet & Contemporary Dance Conservatory (later switching to Production & Design) — where she also broadened her love of science. She continued to be involved with the Youth Group, including going on an impactful LACC pilgrimage where the focus was on food scarcity for our LA unhoused. Feeling drawn to this problem, and also mindful of the nature and beauty in our world, Addie helped brainstorm and plan The Sacred Garden at COS. She graduated last weekend from CSArts (as a valedictorian, with Science Honors) and is headed to the University of Washington–Seattle in the fall in the School of Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management, majoring in Ecological Horticulture.

Noah Lyon-Hartley is relatively new to COS but has been sitting in the pews from time to time over the past two years since his dad, Tim Hartley, joined the community (Noah’s the tall one in the family!). As a toddler, Noah attended Pacific Oaks preschool in Pasadena. He continued on to Polytechnic School, where he’s been since kindergarten. Through high school Noah played football and baseball. For the past two seasons Noah has been coaching local Special Olympics teams in soccer and bowling. Noah graduated this past Friday and this fall will attend the University of North Carolina (Go HEELS!), where he’ll be a business major. He is part of a new initiative there called Global Launch and will spend his first semester with 50 of his new UNC classmates in Spain, studying at the University of Granada. According to his parents (who are in no way biased), Noah is a smart, funny, and kind human being who will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the world.


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