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Convent of the Sacred Heart Graduates 60

The Class of 2014, the 165th graduating class, is urged to go out and "change the world."

The procession of the Class of 2014 of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich. Contributed photo.
The procession of the Class of 2014 of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich. Contributed photo.

By Kathleen Failla.

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, 60 senior girls received their diplomas from Board Chair Paula Tennyson and Head of School Pamela Juan Hayes '64.  The ceremony began at 2 p.m. with a Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport.  The commencement speaker, The Reverend George Winzenburg, S.J., president of the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota, concelebrated the Mass. 

Fr. Winzenburg is no stranger to Convent of the Sacred Heart, having visited our campus twice and spoken to our Senior Seminar classes about the Lakota people and the Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota. Over the last few years, Sacred Heart and the Red Cloud School have built an institutional relationship. In particular, Sacred Heart students and faculty have volunteered in the Red Cloud Summer Program in Pine Ridge, as part of Sacred Heart’s Summer Enrichment Program.

Bishop Caggiano congratulated the graduates, saying "God has great things in store for you." Then, he asked the graduates to go out and "change the world." 
Following the liturgy, the 60 seniors, dressed in floor-length white gowns, proceeded one by one from the School’s historic Salisbury Hall through a reception line of second graders who gave each graduate a bouquet of roses, symbolizing the School's loving send-off. 

In his commencement address, Fr. Winzenburg added his own remarks to the bishop's call for action on the part of the graduating class. "Graduates, you are each a beloved child of God," said Fr. Winzenburg. "We see your beauty. We value your individuality. You have gained a voice at Sacred Heart, Greenwich. Use it. Speak boldly, prophetically, tenderly. Communicate truth, mercy and love in all you say and do. Yours is a voice the world needs to hear." 

Speeches were delivered by the valedictorians, Tara Hammonds and Christina Huchro, and the salutatorian, Margaret Ellison. Tara will attend Cornell University; Christina ("Christie") will attend Stanford University and Margaret ("Maggie") will attend the University of Pennsylvania.

"The Class of 2014 is leaving Sacred Heart, and with the transition come inevitable challenges," said valedictorian Tara Hammond. "However, while we will certainly miss coming to school every day at this wonderful place, we have created a plethora of memories these past four years that we will cherish for a lifetime, and we are more than capable of dividng head first into llife's new adventures."

List of graduates:
  • Alexandria Marie Becker, Scarsdale
  • Allison Bornstein, Greenwich
  • Nicolette Michelle Brusco, Scarsdale
  • Yamilex Mireylis Bueno, Mount Vernon
  • Alondra Cabrera, Irvington
  • Kendall Elizabeth Calcano, Greenwich
  • Phoebe Rose Cavise, Pound Ridge
  • Bianca Jessica Maria Chiappelloni, Greenwich
  • Janice Abigail Comer, Ossining  
  • Amanda Marie Crowell, Sandy Hook
  • Catherine Archer Cunningham, Greenwich
  • Emily Anne Curley, Wilton
  • Catherine Sydney DeVoe, Westport
  • Mary Carolyn Dunn, Greenwich
  • Margaret Elizabeth Ellison, Riverside
  • Regina E. Ferrara, Greenwich
  • D’Nea Alycia Galbraith, Bronx
  • Jane Elizabeth Gerstner,Greenwich
  • Tara Kathleen Hammonds, Ossining
  • Shelby Eden Holland, Bronxville
  • Christina Leigh Huchro, Scarborough
  • Angela Patricia Jaramillo, Stamford
  • Charlotte Meehan Jeffrey, Greenwich
  • Isabelle Scott Jeffrey, Greenwich
  • Angela Samantha Jorge, New Rochelle                     
  • Kathryn Anna Regina Kugler, Greenwich
  • Amy Rebecca Lafleur, Stamford
  • Kaitlin Rose Riordan Larkin, Larchmont
  • Maureen Rose Leitner, Darien
  • Marissa Elizabeth Licursi, Rye
  • Shannon Elizabeth Longworth, Katonah
  • Katie Marie Martinez, Port Chester
  • Sharice Elizabeth Maxwell, Bronx
  • Margot Lynn McCloskey, Bronxville
  • Sarah Katherine McDonald                                                                                 Stamford
  • Katherine Margaret McPartlan, Rowayton
  • Stephanie Anne Mellert, Greenwich
  • Jane Ryan Mikus, Larchmont
  • Christina Helene Monaco, Pelham Manor
  • Elizabeth Bayley Moran, Cos Cob
  • Audrey Odette Moukattaf, Greenwich
  • Jessica Mary Newman, Greenwich
  • Colleen Marie O’Neill, Norwalk                                                                                        
  • Christina Dorothy Paolicelli, Pound Ridge
  • Brooke Parker Peeler, Greenwich
  • Molly Eileen Phelan, Greenwich
  • Corrine Alyse Race, Briarcliff Manor
  • Sophie Cecilia Radtke, Rowayton
  • Bridget Marks Scaturro, Bedford                                                                       
  • Madison Rose Sirabella, Pound Ridge                                                            
  • Abigail Rose Smith, Weston
  • Lindsay Erin Sprague, Greenwich
  • Jacqueline Marie Thomas, Rye
  • Niame Traore, Bronx
  • Stephanie Annette Velasquez, Stamford
  • Isabella Maria Luisa von Habsburg, Bronxville
  • Sydney Blair Walker, Greenwich
  • Paige Francis Wilkens, Greenwich
  • Megan Kathryn Winkhaus, Greenwich
  • Helen Rose Ziminsky, Mount Kisco

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