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Class of 2018 - Our Newest Alumnae!
Class of 2018 - Our Newest Alumnae!

Amid a sea of wide smiles, and a few happy tears, Oakland Catholic High School graduated its Class of 2018 on May 23rd. Held at the historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, proceedings began with a reading by Chaplain Fr. Mark Thomas, followed by the beautiful singing of graduating senior Elizabeth Indorato for the responsorial psalm. Salutatorian Sophie Young offered a heartfelt welcome to all present and shared memories from the last four years that captured her classmates' shared spirit of friendship and growth. Commencement Speaker Julia DiNardo, class of 1999, highlighted the skills and confidence she gained at Oakland Catholic, emphasizing how these invaluable gifts remain with OC alumnae for life. As Vice Principal Nikki Modarelli read the list of names, Principal Marisa Greco presented each newly-minted graduate with an official diploma - tangible evidence of all their hard work and dedication over the last four years. Valedictorian Grace Doerfler addressed the crowd eloquently, paraphrasing T.S. Eliot and challenging her classmates to "dare to disturb the universe". The commencement exercises concluded with remarks from President Mary Claire Kasunic who encouraged the new graduates to "fail successfully and often" since it is through failed attempts that we rise to our greatest potential and ultimately meet with success. It was a wonderful, memorable celebration for all. Congratulations, Class of 2018! We're already so proud of you and can't wait to see all that you will accomplish!