Each of Lacordaire Academy’s 12 graduates has been accepted to a four-year institution, according to the school.
The academy celebrated its commencement exercises June 5 on the front yard of James Hall on Lorraine Avenue.
The graduating young women were led to the steps by a traditional bagpiper and members of both the faculty and board of trustees.
“It was a difficult year for these students due to the pandemic, but they persevered and made it through,” a message from the school describing the commencement said.
This year’s valedictorian was Macrina Makar, and the salutatorian was Isabella Johnson.
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The school’s message said speeches from both top students and Head of School Megan Mannato focused on the resilience and the pride students have for being Lacordaire graduates.
“They are all leaving the Academy with strong voices that will get them far in life,” the message said.
The school has a coeducational prekindergarten through eighth grade program, and an all-girls ninth through 12th grade student body.
The graduating seniors are Oluwayinka Akindebe, Jordan Borisuk, Viviana Cardenas, Rosslyn Cueva, Tatianna Dorlean, Stephanie Guallpa, Alyson Hang, Isabella Johnson, Macrina Makar, Ashley Rodriguez, Diane Rodriguez and Sarina Valvano. The Class of 2021 received more than $3 million in scholarships.
Students will attend Caldwell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Kean University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Saint Elizabeth University, Seton Hall University, University of Rochester, University of Tampa and Villanova University (two students).
— Information provided by Lacordaire Academy