Saint Mary’s Welcomes Class of 2021

Saint Mary’s Welcomes Class of 2021

Saint Mary’s High School opened the 2017-2018 academic year by welcoming the new freshmen members of the Class of 2021 Wednesday, Sept. 6. The newest members of our high school community continued the St. Mary’s tradition of signing their class banner and lighting their class candle, both of which will follow them through the next four years; they were also welcomed by their new teachers and administrators, including Dr. Joseph R. McCleary, the new president of The Schools of St. Mary. The Senior Shepherds, the spiritual leaders of the school, led the freshmen in prayer and ice-breaker games, and shared reflections about getting involved, the importance of faith, and being a part of the St. Mary’s family. The freshmen finished the morning with tours of the school, and also had plenty of time to get to know their new classmates and friends.

At St. Mary’s, “you are part of such a tight-knit, wonderful, spiritual community,” Principal Jonathan Kramer told the new students. “You’re entering a remarkable community of faith and we want absolutely the best for you and that’s only going to happen if you put your mind to it. It’s all about your focus and your faith, and it comes down to, you can’t do this alone. You need the help of your parents, you need the help of your guardians, you need the help of your friends, you need the help of your teachers, you need the help of your guidance counselors and you need the help of God, who is with you every step of the way.”