Congratulations to Montgomery Catholic’s 149th Graduating Class

On Tuesday, May 21, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School celebrated its 149th graduating class of 2024! Principal Eileen Aaron, President Justin Castanza, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Chad Barwick, and the Rev. Thomas J. Rodi Archbishop of Mobile addressed the class of 2024 on this great milestone. Valedictorian Bernard Byrd Jr. urged his fellow classmates to continue pursuing relationships with God while maintaining the standard of excellence Montgomery Catholic has instilled in them.

Celebrations of this class began on Monday, May 13 with the Montgomery Catholic Academic and Athletic Awards Night. Over 100 high school students were recognized for their achievements and accolades in both academics and athletics. Included in these prominent achievements were Leader of the Year award winner Theresa Robertson, Ideal Montgomery Catholic Graduate award winner Cooper Davis, and Sister Martha Belke Servant Leader award winner Grace Owens. The highest athletic achievement, Knights of the Round Table, is awarded to one boy and one girl of the senior class who demonstrate the highest standard of sportsmanship and integrity in their sports achievements. This year’s recipients were Caleb McCreary and Mally Barranco. Congratulations to all those who received individual awards in all subjects and sports!

Senior Day took place on Thursday, May 16, where we recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of all seniors. College representatives were on hand to award scholarships to seniors to multiple Colleges and Universities throughout the United States. The Class of 2024 by the numbers: 63% of the class was awarded scholarships valuing $7.1 million; 5 collegiate athletes in 3 unique sports; 1600 combined community service hours; 27 National Honor Society members; 3 students playing in collegiate bands; 22 unique colleges in 7 states; 13 seniors attended MCPS from 1st-12th grade. This celebration is always a fun time for parents and family members to show their love and support for their graduating seniors, as the school is also so proud of them all.

On Monday, May 20, Montgomery Catholic held its 2024 Baccalaureate Mass at St. Peter Catholic Parish. This was the final Mass the senior class celebrated together and was a beautiful way to end their high school careers centered on faith. Fr. Connor Plessala, the school chaplain over the last four years, emphasized the importance of trusting in God’s providence and to never forget they are loved by God and others as they enter into the next stage of life.

Congratulations to the 149th Graduating Class of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School!

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