PC's Class of 2018 left with a ceremony as memorable as the class itself-- full of humor, emotion, a prank or two, and lots of love from family and friends.
Salutatorian Nina R. gave an inspirational speech with a focus on activism. Most of the graduates and faculty wore orange ribbons she made to raise awareness about gun violence. Nina's speech was filled with gratitude for her faith, family, and opportunities.
Valedictorian John W. took a slightly different approach in his speech, focusing with great comedic effect on the ups and downs of his high school experience. His speech was a seamless segue into the words of PC's guest speaker, James Murray of "Impractical Jokers" fame.
The school tradition of a senior song performance was carried on by a group of 15 students-- so many that they named themselves. The Senior Sonics performed an original version of "Closing Time" for the crowd.
In all, 68 graduates of Peninsula Catholic earned a 3.74 cumulative GPA, and 38 of those graduated with a 4.0 or higher. They earned 721 college credits through Dual Enrollment classes, and collected over $3.5 million in scholarship awards. They also performed over 12,800 hours of service to the community during their years at PC.
The Class of 2018 is known for its inspiring leaders, and left with a final gift-- they donated funds for a new scoreboard for PC's soccer fields. Their school spirit, philanthropy, and generosity will live on long after they are gone.