The Academy of the Holy Cross celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual Baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday, July 29 and a Graduation ceremony for students and parents/guardians on Thursday, July 30. Both events were livestreamed on Facebook Live.
During the Baccalaureate Mass the Prayer of the Graduate, composed by Shelby Wilson '20, was read by Molly Kueter '20 and Olivia Madaras '20.
During the Graduation Samantha Hermans '20 delivered the invocation, Rose Milano '20 gave the salutatory address, Grace Miller '20 gave the valedictory address, and Katherine Rose '20 delivered the benediction. Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University, gave the Commencement keynote address. During the event the recipients of the Academy's special awards were recognized: The Archbishop's Award–Valerie Kuzma '20; Sister Grace Award–Molly Kueter '20 and Anna Owens '20; St. André Bessette Award–Sienna DeGross; Spes Unica Award–Preetam Bhutani; The Sisters of the Holy Cross Award–Shelby Rose Wilson '20.