Last evening, 224 Holy Redeemer seniors gathered at King’s College for their Commencement exercises. A Baccalaureate Mass was held the previous evening in the same location. While the first graduating class of the regional Catholic high school faced many challenges, including the transition to a new school for their senior year, they were also blessed with many successes, friendships, and fond memories.
Out of fairness to the seniors, three valedictorians and salutatorians were selected, one from each of the former high schools. Representing Bishop O’Reilly were Robert Duffy, valedictorian, and Edward Dal Santo, salutatorian. Congratulations to all of the Class of 2008 on this momentous occasion. We’re proud of you, Royals!
Bishop O’Reilly alumni may also be interested to know that Good Shepherd Academy (the former O’Reilly campus), will be graduating its first eighth grade class on Friday. A Mass will be held at 6:00 PM at St. Ignatius Church, followed by commencement exercises.
3 thoughts on “Two special graduations”
I have been told by a graduate that they don’t even have an Alma Mater. What a shame, esp. on the bishop and the diocese.
There were 2 proposed alma maters submitted before the school year began. Both were prepared by former alumni of previously closed schools. No acknoweldgement or consideration was ever given to the individuals for their efforts. At the very last minute the students were told that Mrs. Sirac’s sister had prepared an alma mater and that was the one chosen. Very political decision if you ask me. Once again the Diocese rules and the rest of the us have no say.
holy redeemers alma mater is a sad reminder of how messed up the catholic school system now is. it rings like a church song instead of an alma mater and from what ive heard the majority of the students strongly dislike it.