Holy Cross commencement speakers note importance of inclusive Catholic education, highlight pop culture figures

Speakers at the recent commencement ceremony for the Academy of the Holy Cross’s class of 2022 emphasized faith, family and the importance of Catholic schools welcoming students with disabilties, and their talks also referenced the singer Pitbull and actor Tom Cruise. Holy Cross is a Catholic high school for young women based in Kensington, Maryland. The 104 students received their diplomas on June 6 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The commencement exercises began with an invocation by Christine Nguyen, the Student Council Executive Board president, followed by remarks by Kathleen Prebble, the president of The Academy of the Holy Cross.

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