Bishop Stang High School holds commencement for Class of 2022
Bishop Stang High School graduated 135 seniors, including 26 from Dartmouth, on Friday, May 27 at a ceremony at Hugh Carney Stadium on the school’s campus.
The commencement followed an alumni medal ceremony and baccalaureate mass held for graduates at St. Julie Billiart Church earlier in the week.
The graduation was presided over by Rev. Edgar M. da Cunha, Bishop of the Fall River Diocese, who conferred the diplomas and addressed the graduates.
Salutatorian Tyler Austin Hunt welcomed the graduates and guests, and Valedictorian Aiden William Guay of Fairhaven delivered an address at the 60th commencement exercises.
In his speech, Guay spoke about the challenges his class has faced over the past three years and what they had accomplished in overcoming them.
“Our predicament as the class of 2022 was, for the third year in a row, most ‘unprecedented.’ We saw the start and relative end of a society-altering pandemic, amid grappling high school and all its inevitable complications,” he said. “We were there when we put the masks on, and we continued to attend Zoom without a clue when we’d be sitting in a classroom again. But we did it, and we are all here, masks off, now grateful for the ability to sit beside our classmates one last time.”
Dartmouth graduates included Ronan Baker, Judith Bonneau, Aimee Cabral, Sophia Canastra, Cody Clark, Cali Correia, Miah Couto, Sierra Da Rosa, Katia da Silva, Angela DeFrias, Matthew Dore, Connor Fitzpatrick, Justin Gouveia, Neda Habboosh, Nicolas Hirschmann, Tyler Hunt, Jack Jedrey, Madeleine Kippe, Joshua Kulpinski, Ryan Martins, Susan McCarty, Katherine Patys, Benjamin Rocha, Aiden Roderick, Makayla Silva, and Elijah Swift.
Presentation of candidates was conducted by Bishop Stang President/Principal Peter Shaughnessy, Assistant Principal of Academics Daniel Dias, Assistant Principal of Students Dr. Jana McHenry, and Director of School Counseling Nicole Dias.
Invocation was performed by School Chaplain Father David Pignato, and congratulatory remarks made by Daniel S. Roy, Fall River Diocese Superintendent of Schools.
The guest speaker was Rev. Riley Williams, who graduated from Bishop Stang in 2003.