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Congratulations and Godspeed, Class of 2019!

The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and high school students’ palms are sweating — not for cash, (though there’ll probably be plenty of that) but for their diplomas.

Graduation season is here, and seniors everywhere are rejoicing, especially in the Catholic high schools here in Denver. Those late nights of studying, writing, calculating and procrastinating have paid off, and they’re about to embark on the greatest adventure they’ll ever know: discerning and discovering God’s will for their lives.

High school helped to form their minds and hearts, but for the graduates of Bishop Machebeuf, Holy Family, St. Mary’s, Arrupe Jesuit, Regis Jesuit, and Mullen High Schools, this is just the beginning. We’re sure that God has big plans for each and every one of them and that they’re all going to do great things.

Congratulations, class of 2019! May God bless each of you in your future endeavors.

Bishop Machebeuf High School

Graduation date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Scholarships awarded: $5 million
Number of graduates: 75
Number attending college: 70

I will always have a special place in my heart for the Class of 2019. These students showed tremendous leadership and school spirit this year and I am looking forward to hearing about the many accomplishments that are still to come!” –Kellie Carroll, Interim Principal

Holy Family High School

Graduation date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Scholarships awarded: $14.5 million
Number of graduates: 165
Number attending college: 159
3 enlisting in Navy
Valedictorian: Ceili Opp
Salutatorian: Alexia Simonton

The Class of 2019 has many fantastic accomplishments academically, athletically, artistically, in Mock Trial, in Speech & Debate, in service, and more.  Most impressively, this class provided mature leadership and full buy-in to the Catholic Mission of the school.” –Matt Hauptly, Principal

Arrupe Jesuit High School

Graduation date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Scholarships awarded: $14.1 million
Number of graduates: 92
Number attending college: 92
Valedictorian: Destiny Arias-Buckeye,
Regis University
Salutatorian: Alma Borunda Granillo,
Regis University

Arrupe Jesuit’s class of 2019 has distinguished itself as excellent students, dedicated leaders, young professionals through our Corporate Work Study Program, and as loving young people filled with great faith and hope. We celebrate all the ways their God-given gifts have enriched our school community and send them off as generous men and women for others.”Rev. John Nugent, SJ, Principal

Regis Jesuit High School

Boys Division
Total number of graduates: 230
Graduation date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Valedictorian: Christopher James Long,
Conner Pettit
Salutatorian: Jacob Thomas Botaish

Girls Division
Total number of graduates: 186
Graduation date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Valedictorian: Megan Lucille Hilbert,
Gianni Eumelia Pacheco
Salutatorian: Lauren Elizabeth Hanley

Total number attending college: 405
Total scholarships awarded: $27 million

After thinking about this for a while now, I have come to the conclusion that being happy is all anyone really wants — to live a joyful life, a life that might not be easy, but a life that is fulfilling.” –Michael Connor Blue, Class of ‘19

Our lives over the next four years will be filled with people who … have never experienced authentic love before. We get to be messengers of God’s love, hope, friendship, community and acceptance. Be authentic! Speak sincerely! Listen thoughtfully! Act compassionately! And always, always choose love! You all are going to do amazing things … I am sure of it, but be known not for your accomplishments, but rather by the way you choose to love. I dare to say that’s the Regis Jesuit way.” –Gianni Eumelia Pacheco, Girls’ Valedictorian

St. Mary’s Academy

Graduation date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Scholarships awarded: 176 totaling $7.3 million
Number of graduates: 57
Number attending college: 57
St. Mary’s does not appoint Valedictorians or Salutatorians.

Each one of these young women sitting beside me is remarkable. Each one is intelligent, inspiring and — most importantly — a little more themselves because of our time here at St. Mary’s Academy.” –Macey Ann Hayden, Student address

Mullen High School

Graduation date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Scholarships awarded: $24 million
Number of graduates: 199
Number attending college: 192
Valedictorian: Parker Juels
Salutatorian: Quy Le, Sofia Zinis

Remembering that God is with you will help and inspire you in all that you do.” –St. John Baptist de La Salle

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