Working hard means taking initiative in not only your education, but in your life.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Cathedral High School in Boston held its 83rd commencement ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Cathedral High School community is proud of the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.
The Class of 2013 helped the school achieve a 100% college acceptance rate for the ninth year in a row. This class of forty-six students also received nearly $2 million in financial awards from their future colleges. They also made history by leading Cathedral to the school’s first state championship in football.
In the fall, these graduates will be attending prestigious institutions such as Assumption College, Bentley University, Boston College, Regis College, Suffolk University, and St. John's University. Kenny Lopez earning a full scholarship to Hamilton College; Kiara Casiano earning the prestigious Red Pine Scholarship to Boston College; and Laura Kay Demezieux earning the Presidential Scholarship from Regis College and the Boston College Scholarship from Boston College are a few illustrations of the success of this year’s graduates.(Click to see full list of colleges.)
The 2013 Salutatorian is Alexandra Rosa, who plans to attend Fisher College this fall. Laura Kay Demezieux is the Valedictorian of the class and plans to attend Boston College. She delivered a marvelous speech at the graduation ceremony. Laura reminded her classmates of the difficult journey they faced in reaching graduation and that there were still more challenges to come.
“Working hard means taking initiative in not only your education, but in your life. We have all been through so many struggles, but we can never allow these to serve as excuses. One hundred percent of the class of 2013 is graduating and moving on to higher education. I hope that none of us lose sight of the most important thing, getting an education not because it’s what's expected of us, but because it is not what’s expected of us,” said Demezieux. (Click to read the speech.)
Four seniors were selected to receive special awards as well during the ceremony. Danisha Charles received the Spirit Award because she personifies spirit in attitude and action by her dedication to the green and gold that goes beyond reasonable expectations for a student. She exemplifies the ideals of Cathedral High School by their humanitarian behavior inside and outside of school.
Jessica Thelismond received the Service Award for routinely displaying the willingness to help out and volunteer. By doing so, she lessened everyone’s burden. She demonstrated a generous sharing of herself, her time, and her talents. Emily Kent received the Covenant Award because she places a strong value on cultural diversity and desires to promote racial harmony. She exemplifies the ideals of Cathedral High School by her humanitarian behavior inside and outside of school.
Alexander Rodriguez received the coveted Vigor in Arduis Award. This is the highest honor the school can confer on a graduate. The recipient of this award demonstrated extraordinary effort in their studies, generosity of their time, energy, and spirit to the Cathedral High School community, and actively lends support to all aspects of school life.