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St. Bede Academy celebrates commencement with outdoor, drive-in style ceremony

St. Bede Academy held its 128th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday.
St. Bede Academy held its 128th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday.

St. Bede Academy hosted its 128th annual commencement ceremony Saturday.

Seniors were able to graduate in an outdoor, drive-in style ceremony, which took place in St. Bede’s student parking lot.

A covered stage was brought in, and seniors were seated in front of the stage, socially distanced from one another.

Traditionally, all faculty and board members would participate in the graduation ceremony; however, because of COVID-19 restrictions, the number of attendees was limited.

Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, chaplain, Father Ronald Margherio, Board President Angelo Perino, Principal Michelle Merson, and Superintendent Dr. Ted Struck were present on stage as seniors individually picked up their diplomas.

Speeches were given by Valedictorian Macy Bosnich and commencement speaker Davey, a member of the Class of 1965.

The ceremony, originally scheduled for May 17, was rescheduled for June 20 in accordance with Gov. JB Pritzker’s guidelines, released in May, for individualized ceremonies at schools.

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