St. Bernard Middle School held its annual graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in the Abbey Church. Mr. William Calvert, Headmaster for the Middle School, presented the graduates and Abbot Cletus Meagher awarded the diplomas, assisted by Fr. Joel Martin, President.
There were twenty-eight students in the 2012 graduating class. In his remarks during the homily, Abbot Cletus reminded the graduates to be thankful for what their parents, teachers and mentors had done for them. “You have received a great gift,” he said, “and your hearts should be full of gratitude. St. Bernard is a great place where students excel. You have received a firm foundation and from here many doors will be open to you.”
The ceremony was directed by Ms. Martha Ann Warnke with Dr. Rebecca Whited providing the music. A reception, hosted by the Class of 2013, followed in the St. Bernard Dining Hall.