On June 8, the Eighth Grade students of Villa Maria Academy had much to celebrate at their Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation in the Villa Maria House of Studies Sacred Heart Chapel. Rev. John Joseph Novielli, O. Praem, of Daylesford Abbey was the celebrant of the Mass, and the choir was composed of Villa’s seventh grade, led by Villa’s Music Teacher, Miss Connors.
Following the Mass, the eighth grade was presented their diplomas and awards for honors, and students were recognized for receiving scholarships to area high schools. Total monies awarded to students for entrance to esteemed area high schools was in excess of $100,000. All grants were given to graduating students for their academic excellence and demonstrate the quality of the education provided at Villa Maria Academy Lower School.
Students from the Class of 2017 were awarded scholarships totaling $83,000 to Villa Maria Academy High School, two of which were awarded full scholarships for all four years, $30,000 in scholarships to Bishop Shanahan High School, and $10,000 in scholarships from Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.
The ceremony ended with the President of the Student Leadership Team, Stefanie J.’s commencement speech, the Eighth grade dedication song to their parents, followed by the Alma Mater.
Congratulations to the Villa Maria Academy Lower School Class of 2017!
Villa Maria Academy empowers young women through leadership and service in the IHM tradition. As a Catholic elementary school, Villa is committed to the moral and spiritual growth of each student. As an all-girls school, Villa Maria differentiates instruction to the specific needs of girls, while integrating the latest in instructional technology.