A Beautiful Celebration of the Class of 2024

On Monday, June 10th, our eighth grade class closed the era of their years at St. Cecilia School as students, and began a new one as members of St. Cecilia Alumni. It was perfect seeing the beautiful smiling faces of our graduates and the excitement of the ceremony.

After the Graduation Mass, officiated by Fr. Edward Friel, Pastor of Mary Queen of All Saints, was complete, the Graduation Ceremony took center stage. The Class of 2024 received their diplomas from the Executive Director of the Catholic Partnership Schools, Mrs. Jameka Walker.  Awards and scholarships were announced to student recipients by our eighth grade teacher, Ms. Joyce. Mrs. Jameka Walker, Fr. Ed Friel, and our Principal, Sr. Alicia M. Perna SSJ M.Ed. were present to shake their hands.

The following awards were presented to eligible students:

General Excellence – Tracy N

Religion – Yancarlos A

Language Arts – Isabella L

Mathematics – Venice l

Science – Aiden H

Social Studies – Isabella L

Music – Isabella L

Art – Tract N

Effort – Braylon B

Citizenship – Sincere P

Perfect Attendance – Tracy N

Caring Christian – Gloria P

Pat Flannery Beatitude Award – Yancarlos A

Jack D Howard Scholarship – Marcel M

Joseph F. Fitzpatrick Memorial Award – Marcel M, Tracy N

David Santoro Memorial Scholarship – Sincere P

Camden Catholic Alumni Award – Sincere P

Domenica Foundation Community Scholars Scholarship – for Paul VI High School – Venice L, Marcel M; for Camden Catholic High School – Yancarlos A, Tracy N, Sincere P; for Holy Cross High School – Aiden H; For Gloucester Catholic High School – Shandell  L M.

Honors Awards - 2nd Honors for entire 7th and 8th grade marking periods – Yancarlos A, Aiden H, Venice L, Tracy N

After the awards, Sr. Alicia addressed the Graduating Class of 2024.

The students then performed a dance to their class song – “Happy” by Pharrel Williams. It was a wonderful rendition!

Afterwards, students presented their parents with a flower and a letter as a thank you.

The unique tradition of the pinning of the new alumni by former alumni of St. Cecilia School, continued this year, with many of the alumni being siblings or family of the new graduates.

Good luck and success to the Class of 2024: Yancarlos A, Daniel B, Braylon B, Alina C, Brielle C-P, Angel C-C, Sanji D, Alexis F, Gianna G, Nylah G, Niam H, Aiden H, Venice L, Shandell L M, Isabella L, Abigail M-A, Kathia M-A, Marcel M, Tracy N, Luis O, Gloria P-C, and Sincere P.

May you always be blessed and success be yours!