Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 132 students on Friday, May 27, during the 113th commencement ceremony on the Sacred Heart Schools campus in Atherton.
Valedictorian was Gianna Maceda; she is enrolled to attend Yale University in the fall. Salutatorian was Rooney Pitchford; he will attend Stanford University.
Of this year’s graduating class, the National Merit Scholarship Program recognized 22 students, and honored seven as finalists. Three students were also named National Hispanic Scholars.
“I am extremely proud of this year’s matriculating class,” said James Everitt, principal at Sacred Heart Preparatory. “These young men and women are very talented and amazing individuals, and I am honored to have come to know them during their time at Sacred Heart. They are ready to expand upon their knowledge and eager to explore the world to prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders.”
All 132 graduates will matriculate to 57 different post-secondary institutions. Fifty-six graduates will attend colleges in California, 77 graduates will attend colleges in states other than California. Of the graduating class, nine individuals will attend an Ivy League institution. Post-secondary institutions graduates will attend include Boston College, Brown University, Colgate University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Santa Clara University, Stanford, and Yale University.