The Central Catholic Family is preparing to celebrate the Class of 2023 in a multitude of ways in the upcoming week! The Senior Awards Gala is being held on Sunday, May 21; the Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 23; SeniorFest 2023 on Wednesday, May 24; and the 85th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 25.
More details on Commencement and upcoming events are available at Celebrating the Class of 2023.
Celebrating the Class of 2023
We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023 at a variety of upcoming events, including:
- The Class of 2023 Senior Awards Gala on Sunday, May 21
- The Baccalaureate Mass on Tuesday, May 23
- Preceded by the Legacy Barbecue for graduates who are the children or grandchildren of alumni
- The Class of 2023 SeniorFest on Wednesday, May 24
- The 85th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 25.
Baccalaureate & Commencement Tickets
Families should check the Class of 2023 page for more details and instructions on how to claim their allotted tickets.
A look back at last year's events...
Video: Class of 2022 Gala & Awards Ceremony Highlights
Video: Class of 2022 Commencement Highlights
Video: The Class of 2022 Sings the Alma Mater
The 85th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2023
5:00 PM, Thursday, May 25, 2023
The Memorial Gymnasium of Central Catholic High School
President's Address: Christopher Sullivan '81, President of Central Catholic High School
Allyson Lightburn '23, Co-Valedictorian
Ranjana Ramesh '23, Co-Valedictorian
Sydney Demers '23, Salutatorian
Major Awards and Presentations at Commencement
The Brother Florentius, FMS, Memorial Award
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.
The Brother Vincent Dinnean, FMS, Christian Service Award
- Presented to the graduate who best embodies the Marist ideal of commitment to service and love for the least favored.
The Michael Garvey Memorial Award
Presented to the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete
The Mary I. Kilcoyne Memorial Award
Presented to the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete
The Florentian Dedication
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 2023 Student Council Officers
- President: Ranjana Ramesh '23
- Vice-President: Francisco Melendez '23
- Secretary: Nick Spero '23
- Treasurer: James Bohenko '23
The Golden Anniversary Class of 1973
Join us as we recognize the Golden Anniversary Class of 1973 from Central Catholic HS, St, Mary HS, and Presentation of Mary Academy as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their graduation from Central Catholic!
- The Welcome Home Cocktail Reception
- Reunion Breakfast, School Tour, & Golden Diploma Presentation
- Recognition at Commencement
- Class Mass in Honor of Deceased Classmates
- 50-Year Reunion Celebration
The Brother Florentius, FMS, Society
Membership is comprised of previous recipients of the Bro. Florentius, FMS, Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed on a CCHS graduate. Former recipients of the award attend the Commencement Exercises and form an honor guard to congratulate the newest recipient.
Becoming Raider Alumni
On Wednesday, April 26, seniors gathered in their college sweatshirts with one month to Commencement to be welcomed as future Raider Alumni into the CCHS Alumni Association by Mr. David Erwin (Chief Advancement Officer), and Mrs. Theresa M. (Black '00) Taft (Alumni Engagement Associate) and the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Each graduate received a Raiders for Life t-shirt and a graduate lawn sign.
Photo Album: Graduate Lawn Signs & #Raiders4Life T-Shirts
Photo Album: Becoming Raider Alumni Assembly
Video: College Decision Day TikTok by Brooke Mahoney '23
Congratulations to the Class of 2023!