Friday, June 17, 2016 was the Graduation Day for 25 students of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It was a greatly anticipated event for them. Dressed in graduations gowns they were greeted by the pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Fr. Marek Sobczak, at the door of the church and they processed to the altar. The ceremony started with the Mass of thanksgiving for graces received during years of study and with pleas for graces and God’s blessings for the future. Father Marek Sobczak was the celebrant of the mass.
Members of the Board of Directors of the Academy, faculty and staff, parents and guest, children’s choir and schoolmates participated in the Mass. Students read the Scripture, general intersession prayers and brought gifts to the altar. “The Star-Spangled Banner” has begun the second part of the evening. Father Marek Sobczak CM, Principal Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, and 8 grade teacher Ms Stephanie Duggan presided during the graduation exercises and presented graduates their diplomas and awards.
Many students received special awards from different schools, organizations or private founders. A few students received full four years scholarships from different high schools, as well as partial scholarships. Many were accepted to prestigious schools. The total scholarship our students received from different high schools was over $240,000! Congratulations !! You are great!
At the end, graduates recited their pledge and the group photos were taken. Our congratulation and best wishes to the all!
We thank all the parents who entrusted their children to the teachers of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. They made a great decision because their children are well prepared for a new educational steps.
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