Elk County Catholic celebrates Class of 2020

Photo by Amy Cherry - Members of the ECCHS Class of 2020 toss their graduation caps following a Baccalaureate Mass with commencement exercises on July 26.Photo submitted - Shown is the Elk County Catholic High School Class of 2020 prior to a Baccalaureate Mass with commencement exercises held on July 26.
Staff Writer

Elk County Catholic High School honored the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 during a Baccalaureate Mass with commencement exercises on July 26.
Graduates and their families gathered at Queen of the World Church in St. Marys for the 12:30 p.m. Mass which included student speakers, the presentation of awards, diplomas, and alumni pinning. Each graduate was permitted three guests for the event.
All in attendance wore masks according to state guidelines and the Bishop’s protocols. The graduates were each seated with their families rather than as a class group.
Mass began following the procession of graduates into the church. Fr. Justin Pino, ECCSS vice-president for Catholic Mission acted as Mass celebrant and was joined by Fr. Ross Miceli, ECC campus minister and pastor of St. Boniface Parish, as the homilist. Student participants for the Mass included William Uberti and Nathan Roberts as servers, Alicia Kim and Lake Solomon as cantors, and Bailey Bauer, Isaac Brock, Ellie Fledderman who each offered a reading. Faculty member Matthew Bobby was the musician.
Maddison Taylor, class president, introduced the student speakers Emily Wolfe, valedictorian, and Logan Hanes, salutatorian.