Congratulations, Class of 2016!
On Thursday, May 26, the Academy of the Holy Names celebrated the 98 young women from the Class of 2016 at Graduation. Together, the class was accepted into 119 colleges and universities, offered more than $9.5 million in scholarships, served more than 26,637 community service hours, 49 graduated With Honors, 35 are members of National Honor Society and seven are continuing their athletic careers in college. In addition, the class raised $115,853 for an endowed scholarship in memory of Sydney Wynne, their 99th sister who passed away Christmas 2014.
Commencement addresses from valedictorian Kelsea Henry and salutatorian Julia DiFabrizio reflected on the special connection of the Class of 2016. DiFabrizio said, “Never have I seen a group of such wonderful, unique girls bond so strongly, and I know that I can rely on each and every one of you.” Henry recalled some of her fondest memories with her class and added, “The Academy of the Holy Names allowed me to find my sisters, all of whom I am immensely grateful for and indebted to for everything they have done for me. Our class would not be the same if one part of our whole never existed.”