The Holy Family High School mission statement focuses on four key areas: academic excellence, mutual respect, responsibility and self-growth.
According to assistant principal Mike G. Gabriel, the graduating class of 2013 — which will receive diplomas on May 23 at Michael G. Gabriel Football Stadium — exemplifies these traits.
“They’ve worked really hard during their time here,” he said. “Most of our students are going to two or four-year institutions after graduation.”
Graduating seniors have received around $10 million in scholarships, and Gabriel noted that one female student will be joining a Carmelite convent, which does not happen often.
The Catholic high school — which according to the school, has each class begin in prayer and encourages each student to serve others within their family, parish and society in the finest traditions of the Catholic church - had another competitive year athletically, especially in basketball and cross country, where the girls won the class 3A team title.
Gabriel said the cross country win was a first in the school’s history.
The students have also become leaders both in the school and in the community, which Gabriel said is an example of Holy Family’s core principals in action.
“They’ve done a great job on following through on our mission statement, and have really come a long way from freshman year,” he said. “This class is highly motivated and has been highly successful in its high school endeavours, and I have no doubt they’ll be successful in anything they set as their future goals.”