Dominican Confers 170 Diplomas on Class of 2019

One-hundred seventy students received diplomas from St. Mary’s Dominican High School during the May 18 graduation ceremony held at 10:30 a.m. on campus. Sr. Suzanne Brauer, O.P., Dominican’s Corporation Members’ Delegate, delivered the opening prayer. Mrs. Wendy Grubb, Chair of the Counseling Department, presented graduates. President Dr. Cynthia A. Thomas and Vice President, Principal Mrs. Carolyn Favre awarded the diplomas.

St. Mary’s Dominican High School Class of 2019 received numerous honors and awards. In the class, 91 students merited the distinction of honor graduate, earning grade point averages above 3.5. One of the highest academic honors a high school student can receive is National Merit recognition for outstanding academic ability as determined by the student’s scores on the PSAT administered in October of her junior year. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized seven Dominican students this year as 2019 National Merit Finalists.

As of May 18, graduates earned admission into 102 different colleges and universities throughout the country and internationally. One-hundred and seventeen graduates received 491 scholarships and awards totaling more than $17 million. Forty-six qualified for advanced placement college credit through spring testing and AP programs, earning 375 credit hours. Twenty-seven students earned 165 hours of math credit through dual enrollment with Louisiana State University.  Additional college credits will be awarded in July based on the results of AP exams taken in May by students. The Class of 2019 completed 30,177 hours of community service.