Roncalli Catholic High School celebrated its 54th annual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
Hundreds of friends, family and community members gathered to celebrate the hard work of the Class of 2022. In total, 87 students were recognized for their hard work over the course of their career at Roncalli Catholic.
“This is a celebration of an investment your parents, guardians or loved ones made 12 years ago,” Principal T.J. Orr said. “Thank you for believing in us and giving us the opportunity to love your child.”
The Class of 2022 also became the first to establish a new tradition for graduating seniors. Each senior was given the opportunity to place a rock with a handwritten message into the recently completed Prayer Garden, located inside the Roncalli Catholic Legacy Courtyard.
During the ceremony, longtime art teacher Ms. Dawn Burton was recognized for her 42-year career at Roncalli Catholic.
Ms. Burton will retire at the conclusion of the 2021-22 academic year.
“Very few people in our school’s history have made the impact this special lady has made,” Orr said. “There isn’t one person who has ever walked these halls that didn’t know how wonderful she is. You made your mark here forever.”
Congratulations to every member of the Class of 2022! We look forward to seeing you take the values instilled in you over the last four years into the next chapter of your life.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!