Lansdale Catholic High School will award diplomas to 210 members of the Class of 2014, its 62nd graduating class, on Tuesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. Dr. Carol Cary, superintendent for secondary schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will preside.
The valedictorian will be John Rogers of Upper Black Eddy. The salutatorian will be Pearl Galido of North Wales.
The Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Lansdale. The main celebrant will be Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Thomas and the homilist will be Father John Schiele, director of school ministry for Lansdale Catholic and a graduate of the Class of 1985.
Members of the Class of 2014 will be joined by alumni from the Classes of 1954 and 1959, who will then continue the tradition of processing from the front of the school down Seventh Street to St. Stanislaus Church beginning at 6:15 p.m.
During the graduation ceremony on June 3, Lansdale Catholic will recognize 22 members of the Class of 1964 who will receive golden diplomas in honor of their 50th anniversary.
Ninety-nine percent of the graduating seniors will continue their education after graduation. Almost $25 million in grants and scholarships for higher education were awarded to members of the class.
The last seven graduating classes from the school have received over $100 million in scholarships and grants. The school serves a student population of 760 young men and women who reside in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and in 24 parish communities.