Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Class of 2011 graduates with hope

Photos by Jane Winstead
The St. Raphael Catholic School Class of 2011.

Under a theme of hope, eighth graders at St. Raphael Catholic School were honored in a Graduation Mass and Commencement Ceremony on Monday in the church. “ ‘For I know the plan I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’ ” read the quotation from Jeremiah 29:11 on the cover of the commencement program.

The 20 students wore red caps and gowns for the ceremony, which included a special Mass, presentation of awards, speeches from several of the students and the presentation of diplomas.

Richard Morrow welcomed parents and visitors to the event. The students processed in to the strains of Sir Edward Elgar's traditional Pomp and Circumstance.

Students giving thank you speeches included Heather Finster, Kaitlyn Taylor, Madison Fernandez, Tanner McNulty, Amanda Sherwin, Kathryn Vigrass, Gabriella Crespo and Alexa Ozkan.

Father Tim Sherwood and school principal Valerie Wostbrock presented the diplomas.

The Class of 2011 includes Gabriel Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Gabriella Crespo, Matthew Dyndul, Madison Fernandez, Heather Finster, Jordan Hallsted, Isabella Henriksson, Michael Knapp, Hunter Matirne, Pamela McFarlane, Tanner McNulty, Richard Morrow, Joseph Musselman, Alexa Ozkan, Amanda Sherwin, Cole Smith, Kaitlyn Taylor, Kathryn Vigrass and Tiffany Walker.

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