The end of June is almost upon us already; nearly a month since our beloved Class of 2020 held the first ever virtual commencement ceremony in the history of Saint Dominic Academy. All throughout the planning process, the Administration and faculty of Saint Dominic Academy assured our seniors that, once we could- we would do our best to gather them together for a final live farewell to their teachers, their school, and each other. The memories they would have made from March to May were taken away from them, not through any controllable situation but because of the world wide pandemic of COVID-19.
The virus is, as we know, still among us. We must all still take care, be cautious and venture into this reopening of our world with tiny steps. However, we have reached the moment when we can gather together and celebrate and in a little less than a month, that is exactly what the Class of 2020 will do.
A Save the Date for July 20, 2020 was sent out this week to our recent graduates. A faculty committee, joined by five members of the Class of 2020 has been working tirelessly to plan this event and the details, including a online RSVP link will go out by the end of this week. We at SDA cannot wait to see our seniors, decked out in their caps and gowns, gathered at SDA; to receive yearbooks and awards, to laugh and talk with friends, to pose for celebratory photos, and of course to thank the teachers who helped and guided them through their time at Saint Dominic Academy.
My heartfelt thanks to the committee for working with the Administration on this event, to the parents and friends of the Class of 2020, for believing us when we said we would do all we could do to ensure a gathering like this took place over the summer, and most especially to our graduates—thank you, for your maturity in the face of disappointment, your understanding in the face of sadness, and above all for your patience and faith in all of us at 2572 Kennedy Boulevard. The time has come to bring you “home” one last time before college and to celebrate you the way you deserve to be celebrated!
Keep an eye on your email this week for the invite and RSVP. See you in July, Class of 2020!