By Shari L. Marderness
Saint Bernard School celebrated the graduation of 59 students on Friday, May 25, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The ceremony included a lively speech from senior Henry Cox, of Pawcatuck, who was chosen by a faculty panel to give the Orator’s Address.
“I speak for most everyone’s experience as a student here when I say that Saint Bernard is home. This is that one-of-a-kind special place that will make you feel welcome … and proud to by yourself,” he said.
This year, 9 alumni parents and 2 alumni grandparents received alumni medals. It is tradition for graduating seniors to present medals to their parents and grandparents who are also Saint Bernard graduates. Recipients were: James Cawley ‘67, Elizabeth Anderson ’83, Chris Baillargeon ‘90, Peter Bergeron ’69, Laura Higgins Beverly ’88, Thomas Londregan ’62, Jeffrey Londregan ’89, Heather O’Brien ‘90, Thomas O’Brien ’90, Lianne Rutty ’86 and Louis Ziegler ’82.
Following the presentation of alumni medals, the Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich conferred the diplomas to the graduates.
Class of 2018