Mount St. Mary Academy honored the Class of 2021 at Baccalaureate Mass for the vigil of the Feast of Pentecost and Presentation of Diplomas on Saturday, May 22.
Our chaplain, Msgr. Francis Weldgen, joined by Deacon John Ruh, celebrated liturgy for our 85 seniors and members of their families.We were pleased to present diplomas to our graduates, who have earned nearly $17 million in scholarships to colleges and universities across the United States. The Class of 2021 was addressed by Salutatorian Mary Short and Valedictorian Emma Ogilvie.
Guest speaker Emily Warne ’07, Director, US Office for Panzi Hospital and Foundation spoke of the importance of gratitude and encouraged our seniors to pursue their passions.
Madeline Dorobiala was honored with the Mount St. Mary Award, the highest award given each year to a graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, administrators and her peers, possesses the qualities so important at MSM. Those include: service to our school community and to others; the Christian spirit of love, acceptance, loyalty and cooperation; and deep respect for all members of the Mount St. Mary family. The recipient is someone who cares about others and regularly puts their needs ahead of her own.
We congratulate the Class of 2021!
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