On May 20, the final preparations for graduation for the Class of 2014 will begin. Seniors are expected to report to the main gym at 10:15 am for graduation practice and the viewing of the senior video. Attendance is mandatory and will last about two hours. Seniors will be treated to lunch and will receive their eight graduation tickets for relatives and friends. Girls are reminded to bring their shoes they are wearing to graduation to practice walking up the stairs.
All seniors must wear a cap and gown to the Baccalaureate Mass and graduation. Girls should wear a light colored or white dress, or blouse and skirt. Dress shoes such as heels, sandals, and wedges should be worn. Flips flops and soccer sandals are not acceptable. Boys must be clean shaven and should not wear earrings. Dress pants, dress shirt, tie, dark socks, and dress shoes should be worn to both the mass and graduation.
The Baccalaureate Mass is May 20 at 7 p.m. at Guardian Angels Church. Students must arrive by 6:15 p.m. in the McNicholas cafeteria with their caps and gowns. At this time, the 2014 picture will be taken in the courtyard. From there, the seniors will proceed to Guardian Angels in the same order that they will walk at graduation. Seniors should leave all their belongings in the cafeteria. A reception for seniors, their families, and faculty/staff will take place in the courtyard immediately following the mass. Students will receive their alumni medallions at mass.
On May 21, the second graduation rehearsal will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Music Hall. Attendance is mandatory and students should bring money for parking. Graduation will begin at 7 p.m. at Music Hall. In order to participate in graduation ceremonies, students should be dressed and groomed appropriately and should arrive at Music Hall by 6:15 p.m. Students are reminded to bring their honor cords, alumni medallions, caps, and gowns. At the end of the ceremony, students should return their cap and gown to receive their diploma.
This year the theme for graduation is “Adventure is out there” and science teacher John Chadwell ‘05 was chosen by the Class of 2014 to speak at graduation. “I am so honored to be the graduation speaker for the Class of 2014. To the seniors, thank you very much for this opportunity,” Chadwell said.
“There are so many outstanding individuals in the Class of 2014 that have given so much to this school. Overall, they are a very talented, caring, and just generally remarkable group of people,” Chadwell added.