Comedian, film producer and alumna Amy Solomon to give commencement speech


Matthew McGehee

At this year’s graduation, 2010 U-High alumna Amy Solomon will give the commencement address at Rockfeller Chapel on June 8.

Katie Sasamoto-Kurisu, Assistant Editor

The graduation committee has selected writer, comedian and film producer Amy Solomon, a 2010 U-High alumna, as this year’s commencement speaker for graduation. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on June 8 at Rockefeller Chapel.

Each student is allotted six tickets for guests. Any unclaimed tickets will be available for families to claim on a first come, first serve basis starting in early June. Families can claim up to two additional tickets. 

An after-graduation reception organized by the Parents’ Association will be hosted until 6 p.m. in Ida Noyes Hall. 

Senior Class president Sydney Tyler said the committee selected Ms. Solomon because of her compelling career as well as her willingness to contribute to the Lab community.

“She was pretty involved with the school,” Sydney said. “I think she was pretty excited to come back. She was really willing to make time to meet with us.” 

Ms. Solomon majored in journalism at Princeton University and helped produce films and TV productions, such as HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Barry.” While at U-High, she participated in the girls soccer team and contributed to several political campaigns.

Sydney said she’s really excited about hearing Ms. Solomon speak, given her young age and career working with comedy. 

Sydney said, “She’s really funny, really well spoken. As soon as I saw her name, I was kind of rooting for her.”