Mount Saint Dominic (MSD) held its 116th annual commencement on Sunday, June 3, graduating 85 students, including 24 from the towns of Caldwell, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, and Roseland.
After the commencement in the Athletic Center, the 85 graduates processed outside to a blue sky and the applause of faculty and administrators.
Both the valedictorian, Lauren Paula Marozzi, and the salutatorian, Hannah Anita Umansky Castro, addressed their fellow graduates. Marozzi wil be attending Connecticut College while Catro will be heading to Harvard in the fall. Catherine Origlieri, M.D., a 1998 MSD graduate, was the commencement speaker.
Mount St. Dominic was established by the Sisters of St. Dominic in 1892 as a college preparatory school dedicated to the education of young women.
Local graduates are heading to colleges both in the US and abroad:
- Katherine Alworth from Caldwell to University of Rhode Island
- Erin Bolger from West Caldwell to James Madison University
- Lauren Bomberg from West Caldwell to Muhlenberg College
- Olivia Bozzo from Essex Fells to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Emily Campbell from West Caldwell to College of Holy Cross
- Mary-Anna Donovan from Caldwell to Salisbury University
- Kerry Durkin of Caldwell to Fairfield University
- Katherine Frederick of West Caldwell to DeSales University
- Shannon Heil of Roseland to Seton Hall University
- Mary Kotulak of North Caldwell to University of Delaware
- Luciana Macaluso of North Caldwell to Quinnipiac University
- Meghan McEntee of North Caldwell to Elon University
- Kelley McKenna of Roseland to Susquehanna University
- Hannah McTiernan of West Caldwell to Fordham University
- Meghan Mihalik of Caldwell Marquette University
- Amanda Palardy of North Caldwell to University of Scranton
- Farrell Patterson of West Caldwell to Slippery Rock University
- Mackenzie Purcell of Essex Fells to Montclair State University
- Theresa Schilling of North Caldwell to University of St. Andrews, Scotland
- Morgan Secoy of Essex Fells to Syracuse University
- Lina Smorra of Caldwell to Barnard College of Columbia University
- Cristina Stewart of North Caldwell to Wake Forest University
- Rosemary Sweigart of Caldwell to Seton Hall University
- Meaghan Zieser of Caldwell to Loyola University Chicago