The De La Salle High School community gathered on Friday evening May 21 for the Baccalaureate Mass and on Sunday afternoon May 23 for the school’s 42nd Commencement ceremony, to bless its graduating seniors and send them off on the next chapters of their lives. It was a weekend of joy and tears, prayers of thanksgiving and prayers of petition, of reflections on the past and visions of the future. For those who could not be there, a gallery of photos at right will bring it alive, and the thoughtful and moving speeches delivered at commencement by salutatorian Tim Santos and valedictorian Tadeu Velloso are posted at right under “Related Files.”
The graduating class of 2010 consists of 251 young men. Of these, 247 -- more than 98 percent -- are going directly to colleges and universities in the fall; two will join the U.S. armed forces; one will attend a military academy preparatory school, and one is undecided. Of those graduates who will go on immediately to higher education, 80 percent will be in four-year schools and 20 percent will attend two-year institutions. Nearly 30 percent of the graduates earned merit scholarships from their colleges; in addition, 23 seniors were recruited for athletics at their four-year schools . Complete information on the class of 2010 will be in the Fall issue of the Union magazine.
Congratulations to the graduating class, and to the families and teachers who have nurtured and guided them on their way to becoming men of faith, integrity, and scholarship. May their journey continue.