With jubilant friends and family filling Sacred Heart School’s Madonna Hall, the eighth grade Class of 2015 celebrated commencement on Thursday, June 4.
“This is Sacred Heart School’s 70th eighth grade graduating class, and we are honored that Mr. William B. Finneran, a longtime supporter of our school, delivered an inspiring commencement speech,” Principal Candace Tamposi said.
During his speech, Finneran urged parents to be vigilant of their children, and continue to teach the school’s values of serving and respecting those most in need. To the students, Finneran encouraged them to follow their dreams just like Steve Jobs did. He then invited the graduating class to join his Sacred Heart alumni stock market class. Finneran developed the stock market class two years ago for the 2013 graduating class. The goal of the class is to help students learn how the market works and to have each child work the market to pay for their college education.
Many students from the 2015 graduating class have been accepted to Cardinal Newman High School, while others will go on to attend Suncoast High School, Forest Hill High School’s engineering program and the G-Star School of the Arts. “Sacred Heart School graduates go on to universities such as Boston College, the University of Notre Dame, Bucknell University, Stetson University, the University of Alabama and Florida State University, to name a few. To think that for some of these students it all started with Sacred Heart School granting them a scholarship to attend our school is gratifying,” Tamposi said.
ABOVE: The Class of 2015.