WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy’s Class of 2012, comprised of 85 seniors, graduated in a special ceremony on the school’s campus on Saturday, June 2.
The class continued the school’s record of 100% college acceptance and earned over $9.5 million in scholarships and grants. College attendance includes Cornell University, Georgetown University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
The graduating class included 53 members of the National Honor Society, 16 members of the Cum Laude Society, five National Merit Commended Scholars, and a National Achievement Scholar.
“What defines the last four years of our lives is not the material we learned in class, the projects we labored over, or even the many dances, pep rallies, and spirit events we attended,” valedictorian Caroline Gelinne of Westfield told her classmates. “What defines our high school journey is the people who walked with us through all of those experiences and helped us grow into the young women we are today.”
“This is a special group of young women,” said Mount Directress Sister Lisa Gambacorto. “They have accomplished much in every facet of their high school experiences. We are proud of their academic record and awed by who they have become as individuals.”
Mount Saint Mary Academy seniors Kelly Higgins (left) of Westfield and Sarah Mercanti of New Providence turn each other’s graduation tassels after receiving their diplomas on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Mount Saint Mary Academy)
Mount Saint Mary Academy students begin the graduation procession into the school’s Immaculate Conception Chapel at the start of Saturday’s graduation. (Photo courtesy of Mount Saint Mary Academy)
Mount Saint Mary Academy valedictorian Caroline Gelinne of Westfield (Photo courtesy of Mount Saint Mary Academy)
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