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!
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
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
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
The Michael Garvey Memorial Award
- Presented to the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete
- Recipient: Osamuyimen "Uyi" Osayimwen '21
The Mary I. Kilcoyne Memorial Award
- Presented to the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete(s)
- Katharine Duren '21
- Adrianna Niles '21
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
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...
Golden Anniversary: Classes of 1970 & 1971
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.
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.
The Class of 2021 has been offered admission to over 250 different colleges and universities across the United States and the world.
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.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 - we can't wait to see what you accomplish next!