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Congratulations, Class of 2024!


Congratulations, Class of 2024!

On Thursday, May 23, the 286 members of the Class of 2024 received their diplomas as part of the 86th Commencement Exercises of Central Catholic High School!

Caps being tossed in air

286 Graduates Ready to Leave Their Mark on The World

Congratulations to the 286 young men and women graduating from Central Catholic High School on May 23, 2024! The Class of 2024 plans on changing the world - and they’re off to a great start!

As a class, they received 1,578 acceptances to 257 colleges and universities (including Ivy league and Military Academies) in 37 U.S. states and D.C. and four (4) countries including the U.S. They will play college athletics, will serve the least favored, and will excel in professional fields including medicine, law, engineering, education, business, and more.

Most importantly, they will carry on the mission of Central Catholic throughout the world - “Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved. We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.”

Senior & Commencement Activities

The Class of 2024 in Photos

 


 

Senior Awards Gala

Photo Album: The Class of 2024 Senior Awards Gala

Saturday, May 18, 2024

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Senior Awards Gala

 


Baccalaureate Liturgy

Photo Album: Baccalaureate

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Baccalaureate Liturgy

 


SeniorFest 2024

Photo Album: SeniorFest

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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The Class of 2024 in Photos

 


The 86th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2024

Graduates sitting in gym

5:00 PM, Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Memorial Gymnasium of Central Catholic High School

Watch the recording of the Commencement Livestream via bBIG Live.

The Program

Commencement Program 2024

 

President's Address

President speaking at podium

Mr. Christopher Sullivan '81, President of Central Catholic High School, addresses the graduates of the Class of 2024.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Valedictorian

Navin Ramesh '24, Valedictorian, Brown University

Click hear to read more about our Valedictorians and Salutatorian.

Salutatorian

Arnav Lele, Salutatorian, Univsersity of Southern California

Click hear to read more about our Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

 

Major Awards and Presentations at Commencement

 

The Brother Florentius, FMS, Memorial Award

Brother Florentius recipient receives award from President

Nadaly Soto '24, Tufts University

The highest award presented to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideals of Central Catholic High School. Named in memory of Central Catholic’s legendary and inspirational founder. The award has been presented annually since 1963.

Named in memory of Central Catholic’s legendary and inspirational founder Brother Florentius, this award is the highest honor presented to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideals of Central Catholic High School. The award has been presented annually since 1963.

Nadaly Soto '24, who is heading to Tufts University this fall, was presented with the Brother Florentius, FMS, Memorial Award.

Nadaly is now a member of an elite group, The Brother Florentius, FMS, Society, which is comprised of previous recipients of the Bro. Florentius, FMS, Memorial Award.

Former award winners attended the Commencement Exercises and formed an honor guard to congratulate the newest recipient.

Photo Album: The Brother Florentius Society

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The Brother Vincent Dinnean, FMS, Christian Service Award

Service award winner with Campus Ministers

Navin Ramesh '24, Brown University

This award is presented to the graduate who best embodies the Marist ideal of commitment to service and love for the least favored.

Navin Ramesh '24, who will be attending Brown University in the fall, was presented with The Brother Vincent Dinnean, FMS, Christian Service Award by Mr. Timothy Hart '85 and Mrs. Vicki Izzo Blaszak, Campus Ministers.

 

The Michael Garvey Memorial Award

Athletic award winner

Jaxon Pereira '24, Bentley University

This award is presented to the most successful male student-athlete in the graduating Class of 2024.

Jaxon Pereira '24, who will be attending Bentley University in the fall, was presented with The Michael Garvey Memorial Outstanding Male Student-Athlete Award by Mr. Zach Blaszak, Director of Athletics & Activities.

 

The Mary I. Kilcoyne Memorial Award

Athletic award winner

Macy Daigle '24, University of Rhode Island

This award is presented to the most successful female student-athlete in the graduating Class of 2024.

Macy Daigle '24, who will be attending the University of Rhode Island, was presented with The Mary I. Kilcoyne Outstanding Female Student-Athlete Award by Mr. Zach Blaszak, Director of Athletics & Activities.

 

The Florentian Dedication

Mrs. Keller accepts dedication

Mrs. Doreen Keller '71PMA, Principal

Each year, the graduating class dedicates their yearbook, The Florentian, to someone who had a defining impact on their Central Catholic experience.

The Class of 2024 Florentian Dedication was presented to retiring Principal Doreen Keller '71PMA by Nadaly Soto '24.

Mrs. Keller is stepping down as Principal at the end of this academic year. Click here to read, "Thanking Our Principal, Mrs. Doreen Keller."

Additional Awards & Recognitions

AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

The AP Capstone Diploma is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing.

  • Recipients:
    • Rachel Janes '24
    • Navin Ramesh '24

The Class of 2024 Student Council Officers

  • President: Navin Ramesh '24
  • Vice-President: Joseph D'Arcangelo '24
  • Secretary: Tiger Nguyen '24
  • Treasurer: Julia Malowitz '24

Presented at the Senior Awards Gala on Sunday, May 18, 2024

Academic Awards

Activities ;Awards

Legion of Honor Awards

 


Commencement Photo Albums

Gathering

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Commencement Exercises

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Celebrating Post Commencement

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The Class of 2024 in Photos

 


Graduates holding diplomas walking up pathway

Class of 2024 Graduates At-A-Glance

Number of Seniors in Class of 2024: 286

Number of Cities/Towns of Residence for the Class of 2024: 45

Class of 2024 Furthering Their Education:

  • Four-Year College: 93%
  • Two-Year College/Technical Training - 4%
  • Military Enlistment/Prep School/Gap Year - 3%

Class of 2024 College Acceptances: 1,578

Number of Colleges & Universities Admitted to: 257

Harvard University (MA), Boston College (MA), Boston University (MA), Brown University (RI), U.S. Military Academy at West Point (NY), Clemson University (SC), Columbia University (NY), Cornell University (NY), Dartmouth College (NH), Duke University (NC), Georgia Institute of Technology (GA), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MA), McGill University (Canada), New York University (NY) Northeastern University (MA), Purdue University (IN), Rice University (TX), Syracuse, University (NY), Tufts University (MA), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA), Savannah College of Art & Design (GA), Syracuse University (NY), Pennsylvania State University (PA), Villanova University (PA), Virginia Tech (VA) and many, many more.

Number of States (including D.C.) Admitted to: 38

Number of Countries (including U.S.) Admitted to: 4 (Canada, England, Scotland)

Map of where the Class of 2024 was accepted

 


The Golden Anniversary Recognition

Photo Album: Class of 1974 at Commencement

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Graduates from the Class of 1974 of Central Catholic HS, Saint Mary HS, and Presentation of Mary Academy celebrated their Golden Anniversary were recognized during the Commencement Exercises

Click here for additional details and photos (coming soon).

They celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their graduation with a variety of events, including

  • The Welcome Home Cocktail Reception
  • Reunion Breakfast, School Tour, & Golden Diploma Presentation
  • Recognition at Commencement
  • Class Mass in Carney Family Chapel
  • 50-Year Reunion Celebration
Graduates walking up pathway

Congratulations, Class of 2024!