On the evening of Tuesday, May 22 the 143rd graduating class of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School gathered in the Sanctuary of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Superintendent of Education Gwendolyn Byrd, Montgomery Catholic President Anne Ceasar, and High School Principal Justin Castanza were joined by Rev. Patrick Driscoll ’84, Rev. Victor Ingalls, Rev. Alex Valladares, Rev. Nicholas Napolitano and Rev. Francis Sofie as the special guests of the class. Salutatorian Anna Marie Nutting and Valedictorian Henry August Petters addressed their fellow graduates, special guests, family and friends after the class received their diplomas from Archbishop Rodi. The class of 2018 along with Alumni sang the Montgomery Catholic Alma Mater “Catholic, Our Refuge” led by Montgomery Catholic teacher Kerri Moore.
Members of the junior and sophomore class hosted the graduates and their families at a reception in the Holy Spirit school gym following the ceremony.
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The 81 members of the Class of 2018 have earned $5.3 million in scholarship offers from 26 colleges and universities across the United States. One graduate received a Medical School acceptance in Korea. The top 20 percent of the class achieved an ACT Composite score of 28-35 and GPAs ranging from 3.87-4.33. Our graduates include: a National Merit Finalist, 11 future college athletes, an AP scholar, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Teen Volunteer of the Year, members of the First Place State Cyber Patriots Team, Boys and Girls State Attendees, a Governor’s School attendee, as well as members of the All-State Choir, All-State Band, All-State Orchestra, All-State Jazz Band, and All-State Solo Competition. Their achievements have energized our Montgomery Catholic family and they have left a new school spirit for future classes to be proud of.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Founded in 1873, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them grow to become persons of faith, virtue and wisdom