This month 925 seniors will receive their diplomas from the six local Catholic high schools, both archdiocesan and private. Below are senior class highlights and commencement ceremony information for each school.
Arrupe Jesuit High School
The 77 seniors of the class of 2015 will graduate at a ceremony 10 a.m. May 29 at the Regis University Fieldhouse at 3333 Regis Blvd. in Denver. Graduates will attend colleges locally and abroad including University of Denver, Xavier University, Loyola University Chicago, St. Louis University, Creighton University, George Mason University, Santa Clara University and Regis University.
Bishop Machebeuf High School
The school’s 2015 graduating class will participate in a commencement ceremony 10 a.m. May 17 at the Denver school located at 458 Uinta Way. This year’s senior class grew to 101 students, compared to last year’s graduating class of 73. In addition to moving on to several colleges and universities, some graduates are joining the military.
Holy Family High School
The Broomfield school will celebrate 154 graduating seniors at a ceremony 10 a.m. May 21 at the school’s Michael G. Gabriel Football Stadium at 5195 W 144th Ave. The class earned more than $14.5 million in merit-based scholarships and will attend 59 colleges in 28 states including Mount Saint Mary University, University of Notre Dame, University of Tulsa, San Diego State University, Benedictine College and Regis University.
Mullen High School
The 159 members of Mullen’s senior class will receive their diplomas at a ceremony 9 a.m. May 23 at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver. Together they received some $17 million in scholarship awards, with nearly one in four selecting a Catholic college or university. Institutions student will attend include University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School.
Regis Jesuit High School Boys Division
The Boys Division of the Jesuit prep school in Aurora will celebrate graduation at 9:30 a.m. May 17 at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The 210 total graduates combined for an estimated $18 million in scholarships. They will move on to several colleges including University of Notre Dame, Rice University, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a number of Jesuit colleges and universities.
Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division
The Girls Division of the Aurora high school will hold their commencement ceremony 7 p.m. May 18 at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The class of young women had 162 graduates this year who earned more than $19 million in scholarships. Colleges they will be attending include the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, University of Denver, Ave Maria University, and several Jesuit colleges and universities.
St. Mary’s Academy
St. Mary’s Academy will celebrate the graduation of 62 seniors from the girls’ school founded by the Sisters of Loretto at commencement exercises 10 a.m. May 16 on the Englewood campus at 4545 S. University Blvd. Forty-seven seniors combined to receive $7.2 million in merit scholarships. Graduates will be heading to colleges including Dartmouth College, Carnegie Mellon University, University of St. Andrews in Scotland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Reed College, University of Notre Dame and Mount Holyoke College.