Class of 2017: 100% Graduation Rate, 100% College Acceptance
Exactly one month ago, on May 20, 2017, the 52 members of the Holy Family Cristo Rey Class of 2017 received their high school diplomas during the commencement ceremony at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover. The school is proud to announce that, once again, 100% of its seniors graduated, and that 100% were accepted to college.
The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, along with Ms. Fran Lawlor, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese, and Fr. Jon Chalmers, President of Holy Family Cristo Rey, congratulated and shook hands with all the graduates as they walked across the stage in front of a packed house. Bishop Baker also awarded the Bishop's Award to James Thornton, Senior Class President, in recognition of his exemplary academic achievements, leadership, and character. Graduation speaker Jaime Knight (HFCRCHS '11, Howard University '15, current student at Cumberland School of Law) exhorted the graduates to remain focused and dedicated to excellence during their post-secondary education and work. Valedictorian Amarine Reese and Salutatorian Chelsea Cooper also addressed their classmates in speeches which recalled fond memories of their time at Holy Family Cristo Rey, and looked forward to the bright future.