Class of 2020 Celebration
When the Class of 2020 left campus on March 12th, they had no idea it would be the last day they would roam the halls of Holy Child together. The onset of a global pandemic left many feeling unmoored. There was so much uncertainty, fear, and grief. As always, our community proved itself to be strong in the face of adversity. We righted ourselves, adapted to this new normal, and found a way to keep the spirit of Holy Child alive while the students worked and studied from their dining room tables.
Throughout April and May, there were days when the administration, parents, and students didn’t think graduation could happen. Yet, by the grace of God, we were able to come together one last time on Holy Child’s beautiful campus.
On Friday, June 26th under a clear blue sky, Holy Child celebrated its Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020. Cornelia Connelly once said, “Remember that it is not sufficient to have begun well; you must also persevere with courage and finish with resolution.” No one who has ever walked the halls of Holy Child has ever lived up to this message more than the Class of 2020. Their resilience and optimism in the face of adversity demonstrated how prepared they are to take on the next chapter of their lives.
Senior Class President Kenna Brickman’s address to her fellow graduates recounted the joyful memories of four years of high school. Her speech also noted that Holy Child’s motto of Actions Not Words calls us all to take action and “work together to facilitate the change we want to see. Holy Child has shown us the value in each of our voices, so we must share them and speak out against injustice.”
On behalf of the entire Holy Child community, congratulations to the Class of 2020. We are so proud of your accomplishments!