OLM School Holds 8th Grade Graduation, Honors Awarded
OLM School held graduation ceremonies for its 31 8th graders on Monday, June 11 at OLM Church. In a ceremony led by OLM Pastor, Father Bernard A. Healey and OLM School Principal, Scott W. Fuller, the OLM graduates received their diplomas and listened to speeches and readings by their fellow graduates. They also sang the school song “Circle of Mercy” while giving roses to their parents as a sign of gratitude. The Address to the Graduates was delivered by Student Council President Mae Legare who encouraged her classmates to use the strong moral compass and wisdom instilled in them while at OLM as they continue on their journey to high school.
At an awards celebration on Sunday, June 10 which was held after the graduates celebrated mass as a class with the parish community, several students were honored with individual recognition for excellence in a variety of subject areas.
In recognition of their fine academic achievements, six OLM students received Gold Presidential Awards, indicating that they had achieved at least a 95 overall average for each middle school year. Five students earned Silver Presidential Awards, with at least a 90 average for each middle school year. Several OLM graduates received merit scholarships to Bishop Hendricken, Prout and Bay View.
A complete listing of the 2018 OLM School graduates, intended high schools and award recipients follows:
John Andraka – Bishop Hendricken
Jackson Breiding – Bishop Hendricken
Mae Browning – North Kingstown HS
Carlene Buckley **❖(Christian Values, Physical Education, Spanish) – St. George’s
Ryan Buckley *❖ (Physical Education) – St. George’s
Colin Butera ❖ (Computer Science and Engineering) – Bishop Hendricken
Hayden Clare ❖ (Physical Education) – Bishop Hendricken
Robert Costantino – LaSalle Academy
Jacob Couto* – Prout
Nicole Cretella ** ❖(Religion, Spanish, Computers Science and Engineering) – East Greenwich HS
Emilie Ferris – St. Raphael Academy
Andrew Frenze ❖ (Physical Education) – Prout
Grant Giguere – Prout
Isabelle Harrington – North Kingstown HS
Bryan Hong ❖ (Art, Spanish) – Bishop Hendricken
Santino Izzi – Rocky Hill
Mae Legare **❖ (English Language Arts, History, Art) – LaSalle Academy
David Lynch *❖ (Physical Education) – Bishop Hendricken
Yaduvir Mangray – St. Charles Academy (Ohio)
Nicholas Narcessian * – Bishop Hendricken
Matthew Pedro – Bishop Hendricken
Talia Plante – St. Mary Academy-Bay View
Jacob Rademacher **❖ (Math, Robotics, Music, Spanish) – Bishop Hendricken
Rebecca Shea – North Kingstown HS
Aidan Skidds **❖ (Science, History) – Bishop Hendricken
Valencio Small – North Kingstown HS
Paul Thompson – St. Raphael Academy
Patrick Torres **❖ (Science) – Bishop Hendricken
Hannah Wind * ❖ (English Language Arts, Spanish) – St. Mary Academy-Bay View
Molly Wren ❖ (Music) – North Kingstown HS
Ryan Youngs ❖ (Math, Christian Values) – Bishop Hendricken
❖ Academic Awards: Awards are given to students who achieve exceptional grades, participate in class, and show enthusiasm for the subject.
✶ Presidential Awards: The Silver Award (*)is given to students who achieved at least a 90 overall average for each middle school year. The Gold Award (**)is given to students who achieved at least a 95 overall average for each middle school year.
With a tradition of excellence in Catholic elementary and middle school education since 1951, Our Lady of Mercy School offers its students an opportunity to pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts on their journey as young saints and scholars. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Pre-K through Grade 8, co-educational Catholic school located in East Greenwich provides a nurturing, values-driven environment built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.