Seventy-seven eighth graders were joined by family, friends and faculty at their Rite of Passage on May 5 in the St. Margaret Mary Chapel. The Rite signifies moving forward and transitioning from one path to the next and was a jubilant celebration of the students’ completion of Junior High. The evenings speeches and finale song all echoed the same themes staying positive and striving to do the best possible in all endeavors.
Eighth graders Chenyi Hu and Mariah Walton reflected on their school path thus far, with Walton urging her classmates to “Trust God, trust family and trust yourself and everything will always work out. This is a very exciting time that could be the doorway to the rest of our lives, so we need to make the most of it.”
Kaycie Baltunado, who experienced her first year as the Junior High advisor, encouraged the students to “emphatically love one another and always move in a positive direction. If you can persevere, grow and always have hope, I am confident you will have success in life.”
The ceremony concluded with the class performing the song “You Gotta Be” in reflection of the everyday challenges in life and how to overcome them.
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