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Congratulations, class of 2020!

What a ride it’s been for the class of 2020.

Graduation season is here, but it’s probably not what seniors had imagined it would be. The coronavirus pandemic has forced graduation ceremonies to be cancelled or postponed into the summer, and this graduation season has likely taken on a more somber tone for seniors.

Even so, all that hard work has still paid off for the seniors at our Catholic high schools. It wasn’t all for nothing. 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 2020! May God bless each of you in your future endeavors.

Holy Family High School

Graduation date – July 23, 2020
Number of graduates – 149
Valedictorian – Chealen Berry
Salutatorian- Sharal Raphael

“The Class of 2020 has persevered through difficult circumstances yet had many noteworthy accomplishments. The last few months of the school calendar does not diminish their many achievements throughout their Holy Family journey. In fact, it highlights their maturity, leadership and faith. They leave a lasting legacy and an example we should all follow.” – Matt Hauptly, Principal

Bishop Machebeuf High School
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Graduation date – Aug. 1, 2020
Number of graduates – 46
Number attending college – 45
Valedictorian – Carly Whitehouse
Salutatorian – Brianna Bertsch

“I have been so honored to work with the Class of 2020! They are a strong, faithful and supportive class. They have weathered changes and challenges with grace, poise and amazing energy. There is no doubt their perseverance, grit and love of Christ will continue to help them succeed in the next chapter of life. I love each Senior and I will miss them all dearly! There is no doubt the Class of 2020 will always hold a special place in my heart.” – Kellie Carroll, Interim Principal

Regis Jesuit High School

Boys’ Division
Number of Graduates: 212
Graduation Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Valedictorian: Ryan Tierney
Salutatorian: Eric Lee

Girls’ Division
Number of Graduates: 167
Graduation Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020

Valedictorian: Isalina Colsman
Salutatorians: Sarah Mourani, Hannah Smith

Number attending college – 375 (As of May 8)

“As we complete the school year in a manner that none of us could have even imagined back in August, I want to express my complete awe at the grace and goodwill the members of the Class of 2020 have exhibited as they completed their high school career. They have shown us that the lessons they learned during their time at Regis Jesuit —not only in the classroom, but on the stage and field and through service and prayer—have prepared them well for where they are headed to next. In the face of unrelenting uncertainty, they have embodied a faith-filled determination to persevere and embrace our Ignatian charism to find God in all things. We celebrate their numerous accomplishments and are excited to see how God works through them in the next phase of their journey and beyond.” – Jimmy Tricco, Principal of Regis Jesuit High School

Arrupe Jesuit High School

Graduation date – May 22, 2020
Number of graduates – 100
Number attending college – 100
Valedictorians – Gabriela Marquez Cortez & Jennifer Ruiz

“The 100 members of Arrupe Jesuit’s class of 2020 have so much to celebrate from the past four years. They have distinguished themselves as excellent students, dedicated leaders, young professionals through our Corporate Work Study Program, and as caring men and women for others. They have responded generously amid the disruption to their final months of senior year and will greatly enrich the college and university communities they join this fall. May God continue to bless these graduates abundantly!” – Principal, Fr. John Nugent, SJ

St. Mary’s Academy

Graduation date – June 27, 2020
Number of graduates – 65
Number attending college – 65

“The Class of 2020 is an exceptional class of women leaders. Filled with passion, purpose, and perseverance, they are ready for their next adventure. Their grit to work hard, their resilience to face setbacks, and their tenacity to keep moving forward in these challenging times have been remarkable. As they get ready to take on the world, I feel like a mama bird with 65 nestlings, each of them prepared to spread their wings and take flight. All I want to say to them is a line from my favorite poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, but climb.” – Principal, Iswari Natarajan

Mullen High School

Graduation date: Sunday, May 24, 2020 (with in-person graduation planned Tuesday, July 14, 2020 if possible!)
Number of graduates: 225
Valedictorian: Jordan Cleary
Salutatorian: Lucy Stewart

“The Class of 2020 will truly be remembered as no other class ever has been. With dreams changed and hopes altered, they lead us so very well this spring. They will be in our hearts forever.” – Jeffrey M. Howard, Mullen Principal


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