Holy Redeemer High School held its seventh annual commencement exercises for the 157 members of the Class of 2014 on Wednesday, May 28 at the F. M. Kirby Center. A Baccalaureate Mass was held the previous night at St. Nicholas Church.
Salutatorian Elizabeth DiGiovine welcomed graduates and guests, and Valedictorian Michele Fromel gave the farewell address. The Most Reverend Joseph Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, conferred diplomas to the graduates, who were presented by Principal Anita Sirak and Vice Principals Father Joseph Elston and Abe Simon.
Class officers for the Class of 2014 are Michael Dubinski, president; Audrey Zavada, vice president; Connor Mulvey, secretary; and Hailey Noss, treasurer.
The Class of 2014 merited over $18,000,000 in scholarships, the highest amount in school history, and 98 percent of the class will matriculate to universities and colleges. Two percent will enter military service or post-secondary training. The class also earned average SAT scores that were higher than local, state, and national averages. Holy Redeemer’s athletic teams won 10 conference, district, and state titles, and numerous students won awards in science, math, history, speech and debate, foreign language, music, art and other competitions.