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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

On Friday, June 4, the Class of 2021 graduated from Central Catholic as part of the Baccalaureate Service & 83rd Commencement Exercises held, for the first time ever, on Raider Field.

Congratulations to our graduates and good luck as you begin the next phase of your journey!

Know that you are loved and will be missed!

Visit the Class of 2021 Page

Commencement in Photos and Video...

Photo Album: Gathering for Commencement

Photo Album: Baccalaureate & Commencement

Photo Album: Graduates Celebrating

Watch the Livestream Recording of Commencement...


Local Media Coverage


The Baccalaureate & 83rd Commencement Exercises

Commencement at Raider Field

7:00 PM, Friday June 4

Raider Field, Central Catholic High School

  • Celebrant for Baccalaureate Service: Rev. Kevin Deely, Pastor, Saint Michael Parish, North Andover

  • President's Address: Christopher Sullivan ’81, President of Central Catholic High School

  • Valedictory Address: Maria Mataac '21

  • Salutatory Address: Olivia Benvenuto '21

  • Co-Salutatorian: Kangqi Kevin Ni '21 (International Student, not in attendance)

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.
    • Recipient: Maria Mataac '21 
Student receiving award from President


  • 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.
    • Recipient: Elvin Rosa '21
Student holding award


  • The Michael Garvey Memorial Award

    • Presented to the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete
    • Recipient: Osamuyimen "Uyi" Osayimwen '21
Student receiving award from Athletic Director


  • The Mary I. Kilcoyne Memorial Award

    • Presented to the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete(s)
    • Recipients:
      • Katharine Duren '21
      • Adrianna Niles '21
Student receiving award from Athletic Director


  • 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
    • Recipient: Mr. Joey Pantoja, Welcome Desk & Campus Safety Liaison at CCHS
Presentation of Yearbook Dedication


The Class of 2021 Gala & Awards Ceremony

Additional awards were presented to members of the Class of 2021 at the the Graduates Gala on May 27 in the Memorial Gymnasium. Awards included:

  • Activity Awards
  • Athletic Recognition
  • Service Awards
  • All Academic Awards Historically Presented at Commencement (listed below)

Watch the one-minute highlight video...

Click here to see photos, videos, and award recipients.


Golden Anniversary: Classes of 1970 & 1971

Welcome Home banner in front of Memorial Gymnsium

Traditionally recognized at Commencement, alumni celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation will be gathering in the fall to be recognized. We look forward to celebrating the Classes of 1970 and 1971! Click here for the Golden Anniversary Page.



Graduates in Courtyard

Class of 2021, Graduates At-a-Glance

Number of Seniors in Class of 2021: 312

Class of 2021 Officers

  • President: Aiden Charles '21
  • Vice President: Sophia Caffrey '21
  • Secretary: Gaby Abdelnour '21
  • Treasurer: Vito Piro '21

Number of Legacy Students: 67

  • A CCHS Legacy student has a parent and/or grandparent who also attended Central Catholic High School, St. Mary’s High School, or Presentation of Mary Academy.

Where are the graduates headed...

  • Four-Year College: 94% 
  • Two-Year College: 4%
  • Prep School/Gap Year: 2 % 

 Number of Cities/Towns/Countries of Residence for the Class of 2021: 36

  • Amesbury, MA; Andover, MA; Atkinson, NH; Boxford, MA; Bradford, MA; Byfield, MA; Chelmsford, MA; Danville, NH; Derry, NH; Dracut, MA; Groton, MA; Hampstead, NH; Haverhill, MA; Hudson, NH; Kensington, NH; Kingston, NH; Lawrence, MA; Lowell, MA; Methuen, MA; Nashua, NH; Newbury, MA; Newburyport, MA; Newton, NH; North Andover, MA; Pelham, NH; Plaistow, NH; Salem, NH; Salisbury, MA; Seabrook, NH; Stoneham, MA; Tewksbury, MA; Topsfield, MA; Tyngsborough, MA; Wakefield, MA; Wilmington, MA; Windham, NH. In addition, members of the Class of 2021 are also native to China. 

College Acceptances

The Class of 2021 has been offered admission to over 250 different colleges and universities across the United States and the world.

College Matriculations 

The graduates will be studying at over 130 different colleges and universities in approximately 24 states, the District of Columbia and four countries (including the U.S.):

  • Alabama; Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; New Hampshire; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Texas; Vermont; Wisconsin...and Canada, England, and Italy. 

Merit-Based Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2021  

Approximately $10 million has been awarded for Freshman Year by the Class of 2021 in the form of college and university merit scholarships and grants, as well as national and local scholarships….a total of over $40 million in scholarships projected over their undergraduate years.

Visit the Class of 2021 Page

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 - we can't wait to see what you accomplish next!

Teachers clapping as part of faculty honor guard

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: 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.