The Academic Honors Convocation held May 24 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul recognized the academic excellence of 149 graduating seniors from 32 archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools. The 37th annual convocation was led by Archbishop Charles Chaput who also presided at a preceding Liturgy of the Word.
The students, who are ranked in the top 3 percent of their senior class, were honored for their dedication to their studies and were included according to their cumulative ranking at the end of the first semester of their senior year. Stephen Anderson of Bishop Shanahan High School was this year’s student speaker, on the theme “Equipping Saints for Life in This World and the Next.”
See the full listing for graduation Baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the 17 archdiocesan high schools here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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