As schools and programs opened in September 2019 they had no idea that the academic year would need to be completed virtually. The fact that they all switched over rather quickly to the virtual realm in order to complete the school year is something to celebrate. In recent weeks the CSJ sponsored high schools and The Learning Connection have been celebrating their Class of 2020 virtually. Some hope to schedule a graduation ceremony in the near future yet for now they found creative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020.
St. Joseph High School celebrated its Commencement for the Class of 2020 on June 6, 2020. Although the ceremony took place virtually it still embodied the spirit of this beloved school community. To view the ceremony click here.
Academia Maria Reina celebrated its graduation liturgy for the Class of 2020 virtually in the school chapel. At the end of the liturgy, Rita Hernandez, principal, proclaimed the Class of 2020 graduated while holding out hope for the day when they can gather together to celebrate in person.
Fontbonne Hall Academy celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual Senior Day hoping they can have a ceremony in early August.
Sacred Heart Academy celebrated the Class of 2020 by organizing a car parade in the academy parking lot. The seniors showed up in their cars wearing their college gear, received gifts, and celebrated some extra time on campus. SHA hopes to hold a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 in the near future.
To celebrate their entrance into the alumnae community, The Mary Louis Academy created a video for the Class of 2020 presented from graduates of previous years. This was a perfect way to unite the community, past and present, and remind the graduates that the sisterhood will stay strong for years to come.
The Learning Connection had a virtual celebration for their 26th Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 7th. Congratulations to each and every student who attended classes this year, whether it was in person or virtually. Special thanks to the teachers and volunteers, without all of their hard work and dedication, this would not be possible. You can enjoy the TLC virtual ceremony here.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and to the women of TLC…you all bring us HOPE for a better tomorrow!