The Class of 2012 will graduate from the Brother Adelard Arena on the Mount Saint Charles campus today, June 3, at 1 p.m. There are 196 students graduating (which includes five international students), making this the largest graduating class in Mount Saint Charles history.
The top three students for this year’s graduating class are: Benjamin Swiszcz, Dylan Schaffer, and Daniel Cahaly.
Daniel Cahaly, son of Eloise and John Cahaly of Hopkinton, MA, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Benjamin Swiszcz, son of Monique and Brian Swiszcz of Cumberland, will present the valedictory address, and Dylan Schaffer, son of Susan and Gary Schaffer of Cumberland will give the salutatory address. Father Charles Quinn, Mount’s chaplain, will deliver the invocation and Edwin Burke, Mount’s principal, will offer greetings to the class and present the graduates. Most senior awards will be given this evening at Academic Convocation (7 p.m.), however, the Academy’s top two honor prizes for seniors, the Excelsior Award and the All-Mountie Award, will be announced during graduation. In addition to the Class of 2012’s commencement exercises on Sunday, forty-two members of the Class of 1962 will receive 50th Anniversary Gold Diplomas as the highlight and conclusion of their 50th high school reunion weekend.
There some very interesting facts about Mount’s Class of 2012! The Valedictorian’s (Benjamin Swiszcz) mother, Monique (Robidoux) Swiszcz, was Valedictorian of her 1980 class here at Mount. There are also three sets of
twins graduating: Emily and Olivia Hendricks, Jason and Leah Meehan, and Caitlyn and Allison Shea. The Shea’s father, Stephen, is a teacher at Mount and has been here for 38 years (since 1974).