03Baccalaureate Mass: Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Diocese of Tucson.
Graduation: Wednesday, May 21 at 3:30, keynote MS Heddy Maria Nuñez, LCS ‘, Notre Dame ’07, Educator in Tucson, AZ
The Members of the Lourdes Catholic School Class of 2014 graduate with 258 college credits, because of the LCS College Now Program, saving their families $154,800 in college tuition! They have been accepted to 16 different universities or colleges in the U.S. and Mexico, and have been awarded $1.4 million in financial aid
Students were accepted to:
University of Loyola Chicago; University of San Francisco; San Diego State University; Seattle Pacific University; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; University of Portland, OR; University of Arizona; Arizona State University; Northern Arizona University; Grand Canyon University; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; Universidad Anahuac, Queretaro, Mexico; St. Martin’s College, Lacey, WA ; Bellevue College, Seattle, WA ; Westmont College, Sta. Barbara, CA
Valedictorian is Gerardo (Gerry) Perez who graduates with a 3.98 GPA, and 24 College Credits. Gerardo is a second generation graduate of Lourdes Catholic. Both his parents, Rosalinda and Gerardo Perez graduated from Lourdes Catholic also. Gerardo (Gerry) started her educational career with Lourdes Catholic School in pre-kinder.
Not only have these young men and women done well academically they have gone Beyond the Ordinary in putting into practice Catholic Social Justice, Service and Care of Creation in the greater community, and most importantly, the Class of 2014 has continued the LCS tradition of partnering with the Jesuit Community and the Kino Border Initiative. Their hard work and collaboration has made known the reality of migrants through conferences and presentations and meetings with decision makers, not only in southern Arizona, and Northern California but Washington DC as well. These 16 young women and men have set high standards for future Lourdes Catholic high school students as they continue the fine work of Social Justice Outreach Ministry. In fact, one member of this class Luz Mariela Robles will be dedicating a year to this ministry through the Hill Song Foundation in South Africa! This year’s graduating class certainly has gone Beyond the Ordinary!