St. Thomas High wishes Class of 2012 well
The 112th commencement exercises of St. Thomas High School were held on May 19 to award 173 graduates with diplomas.
The commencement started with Baccalaureate Mass on the evening of May 18, led by Rev. Patrick Fulton, C.S.B., followed by a reception in Cemo Auditorium.
On the day of graduation, Student Council President Danny Amsler spoke the welcome and introduced Max McColloster, salutatorian of the Class of 2012.
“A thanks goes to the faculty and administration for the fervent devotion of their time and energy,” McColloster said in his speech, “and I thank parents for recognizing the importance of a Catholic education and the achievements of their children.”
The president of the University of St. Thomas, Robert Ivany, spoke next, emphasizing the importance of courage. He said, according to the press release, “Have the courage to fulfill your obligations. Courage is a virtue that you will find essential to a rewarding college career and life.”
After diplomas were given, the class valedictorian, Andrew Nemec, closed the commencement with a speech about what his class will be remembered for, such as breaking the record for most raffle ticket sales for Round-Up.
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