The Class of 2015 Graduates!

May 27, 2015

On a gloriously sunny and brisk Saturday morning, in the Philip Paolella Recreational, Jr. Center, the Class of 2015 graduated from Sacred Heart Academy! One hundred twenty-one members of the class made that special trip across the stage into the ranks of Sacred Heart alumnae. Diplomas were presented by President Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D.,’71 and Principal Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ, ’81.

Mary Ellen Potash Gustainis ’83, Sales and Marketing Director, North America/South America/Europe, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., was the commencement speaker. We share with you her words for the Class of 2015 and their guests here.

The Valedictory Address, delivered by Lauren Davis, compared their four years to an airline flight. She told her classmates, “Although we won’t be on all on the same connecting flights next year, we have made it to this destination together and will always have one another as we venture into the unchartered territory of college and the unknown. You all have the potential to make a difference in the world. You have been given the tools to excel wherever you go; you just need to allow yourself to let your light shine.”

The Salutatory Address was delivered by Isabella Siegel, who spoke about what her class has learned at Sacred Heart…“In a strong community, God exists both in each and every one of us, and is expressed in those connections that we share. We’ve learned that it is not our own successes that make us accomplished as individuals, but instead how we celebrate in each other’s triumphs.”

We also share with you the Graduates’ Prayer, given by Jane Lockery, number three in the class.

As has been done by many classes before, the new grads gathered in front of the porte cochere to toss their caps into the air and say goodbye to Sacred Heart at the conclusion of the ceremony. There were lots of hugs, smiles, and tears of joy as classmates then said goodbye to each other and to the Sacred Heart teachers they leave behind.

Congratulations to the newest members of the Sacred Heart alumnae family! You have left your mark and we expect great things.

Enjoy the New Haven Register article and slideshow by alumna Kate Ramunni from our 2015 Commencement Exercises.

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Check out the impressive listing of colleges and universities that the Class of 2015 was accepted to.


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