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One Week to Commencement: The Class of 2022 At-a-Glance

One Week to Commencement: The Class of 2022 At-a-Glance

With one week to go before Commencement, the Central Catholic Family is preparing to celebrate the Class of 2022 in a multitude of ways!

Seniors - be sure to claim your digital commencements tickets via the provided app.

More details on Commencement and upcoming events are available below and at Celebrating the Class of 2022.

The Class of 2022 Commencement Page


Commencement at Raider Field

The Class of 2022 At-a-Glance

Number of Seniors in Class of 2022: 274

Number of Cities & Towns of Residence for the Class of 2022: 40

Amesbury, MA; Andover, MA; Atkinson, NH; Auburn, NH; Billerica, MA; Bradford, MA; Cape Neddick, ME; Chester, NH; Danville, NH; Derry, NH; Dracut, MA; East Hampstead, NH; Georgetown, MA; Groveland, MA; Hampstead, NH; Haverhill, MA; Hudson, NH; Kingston, NH; Lawrence, MA; Lowell, MA; Merrimac, MA; Methuen, MA; Middleton, MA; Newbury, MA; Newburyport, MA; Newton, NH; North Andover, MA; Pelham, NH; Plaistow, NH; Rowley, MA; Salem, NH; Salisbury, MA; Sandown, NH; Seabrook, NH; Tewksbury, MA; Tyngsborough, MA; West Newbury, MA; Wilmington, MA; Windham, NH; Woburn, MA 

Class of 2022 Furthering Their Education

  • Four-Year Colleges: 96%
  • Two-Year Colleges/Prep Schools: 3%
  • Gap Year: 1% 

College Acceptances

The 274 members of the Class of 2022 has received 1,500 college acceptances and were offered admission to over 250 different colleges and universities across the United States in 29 states and the District of Columbia including: 

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington.

College Matriculations (Institutions students have chosen to attend)

The graduates will be studying at over 110 different colleges and universities including - but not limited to - the following:  

American University (D.C.); Amherst College (MA); Bentley University (MA); Boston College (MA); Clemson University (SC); College of the Holy Cross (MA); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL); Elon University (NC); Emerson College (MA); Fairfield University (CT); Harvard University (MA); Hawaii Pacific University (HI); Howard University (D.C.); Lehigh University (PA); Loyola University (IL); Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA); Merrimack College (MA); New York University (NY); Northeastern University (MA); Pace University (NY); Pennsylvania State University (PA); Providence College (RI); Purdue University (IN); Suffolk University (MA); United States Military Academy at West Point (NY); University of Arizona (AZ); University of California - Los Angeles (CA); University of Massachusetts (Several Locations); University of Michigan (MI); University of New Hampshire (NH); University of Notre Dame (IN); Williams College (MA); Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA).

Academic Excellence: Meet Our Salutatorian & Valedictorian


Upcoming School and Commencement Events

Audience holding cell phones lit up

Visions Coffeehouse

Saturday, May 21 - Memorial Gymnasium

Come celebrate the many talents of your classmates at our final Visions Coffeehouse of the year.


The Class of 2021 Gala & Awards Ceremony

The Class of 2022 Gala & Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 22 - The Memorial Gymnasium

Seniors will walk the red carpet, fashioning semi-formal attire, for a festive night of camaraderie, refreshments, and special student awards and recognitions.

This event is for the entire graduating class! (Students only.)

The Gala will be livestreamed!

Click here for the livestream of the Class of 2022 Gala & Awards Ceremony.

Awards will include:

  • Activity Awards
  • Legion of Honor Awards
  • Athletic Awards
  • All Academic Awards Historically Presented at Commencement

Semi-formal attire.



The Class of 2022 holding their graduation lawn signs

Last Day of Classes for Seniors

Monday, May 23 - Central Catholic Campus

Seniors celebrate their final day of classes at Central Catholic with various Raider traditions.


Student throwing frisbee

SeniorFest 2021

Rehearsal & SeniorFest

Tuesday, May 24 - Central Catholic Campus

Following Commencement rehearsal, the Class of 2022 will come together for SeniorFest, featuring food trucks, lawn games, and other activities on Raider Field.


Students ar prom pointing at  the camera

Senior Prom

Wednesday, May 25 - Atkinson Country Club



Students celebrating, taking a selfie

Baccalaureate Service & 84th Commencement Exercises

The Baccalaureate Service & 84th Commencement will take place on Raider Field - weather permitting. (Rain location will be the Memorial Gymnasium.)

A Baccalaureate Prayer Service will lead into the moment every senior has been waiting for - the awarding of diplomas!

Commencement wiIl be livestreamed via our YouTube channel for those who cannot attend. (Link will be posted when available.)


The Class of 2022: Class Photo

Class of 2022, we're proud of you and look forward to celebrating YOU!

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.

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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.