Students Celebrate Class of 2019 at Farewell Mass and Alumnae Induction

On Thursday, May 23, the Class of 2019 was welcomed into the alumnae community of more than 17,000 women at the Farewell Mass and Alumnae Induction.
Reverend Thomas G. Fanta of St. Dominic Church in Shaker Heights (uncle of Coletta '19 and Katie Fanta '15) presided the Farewell Mass. He encouraged students to stop taking selfies and to be true to themselves by sharing the hope of God's message of love to the world. "Only you can determine what your message will be."
Abby Millar '09 (sister of Hannah '12 and Mary Grace Millar '17), a "25 Under 35" honoree last year, gave alumna remarks, encouraging students to be the change in the world when something needs changing. She shared that the association of an umbrella was important to her class, as they had a classmate, the late Dana Care '09 (daughter of Patricia Hauck Care '77), who was diagnosed with cancer during her high school career. "The umbrella represents the alumnae of Saint Joseph Academy who will be with you to weather the storms. Open your umbrella of support to other Saint Joseph Academy students and alumnae."
The Class of 2019 donated an outdoor bench in honor of their class and made a class donation to the Annual Fund to support every student.
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