Holy Redeemer School holds graduation ceremonies

Holy Redeemer School held a week-long celebration last week for their soon-to-be eighth grade graduating class.

The students kicked off the week with a retreat on Tuesday and their last school pep rally, “Lights Out HRS,” was held on Wednesday. Students and their parents celebrated the accomplishments of the graduating class on Thursday evening with dinner, dancing, a video show and academic awards at the La Cañada Country Club.

On Friday an all-school Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated with the graduation ceremony taking place later that evening. Graduation culminated on Saturday with a private party for the parents and their families at the home of one of the students.

It was a bittersweet week for the eighth grade graduates, who will now continue on to high school, and their parents since most of the students had been together since kindergarten. Of the 31 graduates, three are attending Loyola High School; one is going to Notre Dame High School; one has selected Clark Magnet; seven will continue on to Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; one will attend Glendale High School; six will attend Immaculate Heart High School; one will begin Crescenta Valley High School; one is going to Holy Family High School; one is attending Mayfield Senior School and nine will enter Saint Francis High School. Principal Susan Fite commended the graduates and their teachers on their hard work.

All 31 students were accepted to the school of their first choice. The departing students presented Holy Redeemer School with a cash gift intended for technology upgrades for the school.

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