After four years at Central Catholic, the Class of 2018 will be graduating and moving on to their next adventure. Join us as we celebrate them and their accomplishments! The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Monday, May 21, and the 80th Commencement Exercises will be held in the Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday, May 24, with additional activities held throughout the week. Congratulations to members of the graduating class and also to members of the Class of 1968 on their Golden Anniversary!
News & Events
The Central Catholic High School community congratulates our Class of 2018 Valedictorian & Salutatorian. Catherine G. Devlin '18 has been named Valedictorian for achieving the highest scholastic average over four years, and Joseph M. Durkin has been named Salutatorian for achieving the next highest scholastic average. Congratulations, Catherine and Joe!
Good luck to all those students who are in the process of taking AP Exams for 2017-2018, and congratulations to those students and graduates who were recognized as 2017 AP Scholars!
Congratulations to Prachi Shah ’10 on being recognized as a Nurse Hero by the Boston Red Sox and Nurse.org! Thank you to Prachi and all Raider nurses who serve the sick and our communities with love and compassion. Happy National Nurses Week!
Congratulations to Steven Hajjar ’18, who received a scholarship to play D1 collegiate baseball at the University of Michigan and was recently featured in The Eagle-Tribune for the interest he’s generating from Major League scouts.
Congratulations to Dr. Brent Smith ’91, who was recently named a full professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He has made history by becoming the first African-American faculty member to achieve this rank in the history of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business and the University.
Over April vacation, 18 Raiders (14 students and four adults) traveled to Newburg, NY as part of Project Rebuild. Working with Habitat for Humanity, they helped construct housing for those most in need. Students also offered their time and shared their lives with guests of other charities and non-profits in the area. Thank you to coordinator Bro. Jim Halliday, the adult chaperones, and the students for ling out the Marist ideal of service to those in need.
Thank you to all those who joined us for the 2018 Art Expo; featuring drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures, and light food; and the Spring Band Concert; featuring the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, and Chamber Ensembles. Congratulations to all of the students and faculty members involved in this inspiring evening!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, April 28, for our annual Catwalk4Cancer. This student-powered fashion event combines a love for fashion with an incredible cause, helping people with cancer and has raised a total of over a quarter of a million dollars in the past 10 years by bringing together over 900 people annually.
Fourteen members of Raider Nation completed the Boston Marathon on April 16, running for various causes and charities, with two running in memory of teacher and track coach Peter O’Sullivan ’67. Congratulations to all of the runners on this impressive achievement!
Join the Central Catholic Community on Saturday, May 12, for the 2018 Spring Vocal Music Concert, featuring Central Harmony (a cappella) and the Concert Choir. Good luck to all the performers. Admission is free.
Join us for our annual Preview Night for 6th & 7th Graders on Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30, 7:00 or 7:30 PM. We will be offering presentations followed by campus tours so you may learn more about our Central Catholic Family of Excellence. Pre-registration has closed, but walk-in registrations are welcome! Click here for our Preview Night page!
Every three years, Central Catholic celebrates the annual Saint Marcellin Champagnat Awards Reception honoring alumni and community leaders who make an impact in our local communities and the wider world. The newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame are also inducted and recognized at this special event, which will be held on May 10 at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA.
The support of Corporate & Community Partners provides scholarship funding for qualified students who show academic promise and demonstrate financial need. Thank you to Jackson Lumber & Millwork and all of our Partners for making the Central Catholic experience possible. Please show your support for CCHS by patronizing our Partners!
April got off to a busy start for the School & College Counseling Office. On April 3, the Counseling Office and the Advancement Office hosted a Career Fair for Sophomores, and on April 10, the Counseling Office hosted a Jesuit College Fair for Juniors featuring Jesuit colleges and universities. Thank you to the college representatives and the career presenters (including 30 alumni!) for sharing their time and wisdom with our students.
Congratulations to the seven Central Catholic seniors and Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) Scholars that were recognized by Cardinal Séan O’Malley, Peter Lynch, John Farina of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and CSF for their accomplishments and hard work over the last four years.
More than 10 alumni will be running in the 2018 Boston Marathon on Patriots' Day. Brian Ford ’05, inspired by the memory of Coach O., is running in his first (for the New England Patriots Foundation). Dean Murphy ’98 will be running in his 15th (his third for the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence). Check out our list of running Raiders and let us know if you or another alumnus is also running!
Join us for the feel-good comedy hit Sister Act, presented by the Central Catholic Theatre Guild on April 5, 6, and 7. Tickets are now available through Eventbrite. Theatre Guild Alumni are invited to attend a pre-show Alumni Reception on Friday night.
Director of Admissions Christopher Merrill ’89 is currently traveling through China to meet with students and families interested in attending Central Catholic High School. This is Mr. Chris Merrill's seventh trip to China to promote CCHS and identify international Raiders.
Twenty Central Catholic students spent their February vacation serving those in need. They traveled to a remote mountain region in the Dominican Republic, camped on the mountainside with the bare minimum (no electronics or cell service), and worked long days to help make the lives of the people there better.